VIRTUAL ERM Roundtable Summit, APRIL 30, 2021

4.0 Recommended CPE Credits

Join us for our virtual ERM Roundtable Summit on April 30, 2021 from 12:00-3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Hear insights from ERM experts at Advance Auto Parts, Department of Homeland Security, and KPMG's National Leadership on Compliance Transformation, and a panel of individuals serving on boards of directors who will share insights about enhancing risk oversight and governance. The workshop will also include breakout sessions for in depth discussions with other participants and interactive Q&A with presenters.



Individuals serving in risk oversight roles, including chief risk officers, CFOs, CEOs, COOs, general counsels, internal and external auditors, treasurers, members of boards of directors, and other risk management professionals who can benefit from the presentations and dialogue.


  • Leverage virtual technologies to engage business unit leaders working remotely in "outside the box" thinking about risks.
  • Recognize how risks to the nation's critical infrastructure monitored by the U.S. National Risk Management Center might impact an organization's risk profile.
  • Appreciate how escalating regulations across all types of organizations are creating compliance challenges that may trigger significant risks, if left unmanaged.
  • Understand evolving board expectations for risk governance.
  • Evaluate what changes are needed to enhance ERM processes in your organization.
  • Exchange best practices and effective ERM techniques with other risk management professionals.

These workshops qualify as credit that can be applied towards earning your NC State ERM Fellows Designation. To learn more, visit

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021 | 12:00 - 3:30 PM EDT

12:00 - 12:30 PM
Engaging Business Leaders via Virtual Workshops to Think “Outside the Box” About Risks
Angela Hoon, Vice President, Internal Audit and Risk | Advance Auto Parts
Todd Hillman, Senior Manager, Internal Audit | Advance Auto Parts

ERM leaders continually seek ways to engage business leaders in risk discussions that actually help executives think “outside the box” about risks on the horizon that they currently aren’t seeing. Finding ways to foster creative thinking in a remote working environment can be challenging. Angela will share about virtual workshop techniques she found helpful in engaging business leaders in discussions about potential risks on the horizon.

12:30 - 1:00 PM
Breakout Room Discussions & Debrief
Engaging Management in Robust Risk Discussions

C-suite executives often think management is already aware of key risks on the horizon and therefore they fail to appreciate the need to engage more explicitly in risk conversations. During this breakout session, participants will engage in small group conversations about approaches they have used to engage management in robust conversations about risks on the horizon, highlighting what has (or has not) worked well.

1:00 - 1:30 PM
Introducing Homeland Security’s National Risk Management Center
Bob Kolasky, Assistant Director, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency | Department of Homeland Security

The National Risk Management Center (NRMC) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) works closely with the critical infrastructure community to identify and analyze the most significant risks to the United States. The NRMC works with government and industry to identify, prioritize, and manage the most significant strategic risks to the Nation’s critical assets, systems and networks that provide functions necessary for our way of life. The focus of the NRMC is to ensure the security and resilience across 16 critical infrastructure sectors, such as generating power to supplying clean water. Bob will provide an overview of the work of the NRMC and how its work can help inform an organization’s ERM processes.

1:30 - 1:35 PM
Short Stretch Break

1:35 - 2:05 PM
Getting Your Arms Around Escalating Compliance Expectations
Amy Matsuo, National Leader, Regulatory Insight & Compliance Transformation | KPMG

There is a growing sense among business leaders that there is a rising tide of rules and supervision that continue to escalate for organizations of all types and sizes. Growing expectations related to climate and social change, privacy and security, anti-trust and consumer protections (and the list goes on) are impacting organizations in all industries. Amy will share insights about escalating risk and compliance expectations and how organizations should pay attention to those as they think about their business models going forward.

2:05 - 2:35 PM
Panel Discussion: Board of Director Expectations for Risk Management
Moderator:  Bonnie Hancock, Executive Director, ERM Initiative | NC State University
Panelists: Individuals Serving on Boards | Kelly Barrett, Janet Cowell, and Lloyd Johnson

Boards play a major role in governing management’s oversight of risks on the horizon. As organizations have navigated the challenges of COVID-19, the frequency of communication and sharing of information between management and their board of directors about risks and management’s responses to those risks have become more frequent and robust. Some C-suite executives indicate that there is an overall increase in expectations of boards for enhancements to the organization’s overall risk management process. This panel of individuals serving on the board of directors of different organizations will share their perspectives about their risk governance roles and how management can better meet expanding expectations from the board.

2:35 - 2:40 PM
Short Stretch Break

2:40 - 3:05 PM
Breakout Room Discussions & Debrief
Where Should ERM Go From Here?

The pace of change and complexities of a global business environment are triggering a wide range of ever-evolving uncertainties that will lead to a whole host of risk challenges for all types of organizations. Said differently, the world of risk will not become more simplistic over time, with risks a constant reality for everyone. The challenge is whether organizations recognize this reality by investing in enhancements to the organization’s risk management infrastructure. During this breakout session, participants join in small group discussions about how they envision risk management processes changing in the near term to address these challenges. Participants will share how they envision the evolution of their organization’s ERM approach over the next few years.

3:05 - 3:20 PM
Benchmarking Data about Top Risks and Current ERM Processes
Mark Beasley, Professor and Director, ERM Initiative, NC State

Research conducted by the ERM Initiative provides useful benchmarking information for ERM leaders to use to assess the completeness of their organization’s identification of risks and to also evaluate the current state of their ERM processes relative to other organizations. Mark will provide a high level overview of top risks on the minds of executives for 2021 and 2030, and he will highlight key findings from recent research on the state of ERM practices across a number of organizations around the world.

3:20 - 3:30 PM
Insights from the Day
Jeff Lovern, Chief Risk Officer | Principal International, A Division of Principal Financial Group


The total cost for the Summit is $250 . Earn up to 4.0 CPE credit hours.

In order to receive the full 4.0 CPE credit, participants will be required to respond to at least 3 polling questions per CPE credit hour and participate in break-out discussions.


Level:  Basic
Prerequisites & Advanced Preparation:  None
Format:   Group Internet Based
Recommended CPE:  4.0 CPE Credit Hours
Cost:   $250 

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Important Cancellation Information:

  • If written cancellation requests are received by 5:00 PM Eastern time, seven (7) days or more PRECEEDING the date of the event, the registration fee will be refunded less a $50 processing fee.
    • A credit voucher equal to 50% of the registration fee will be issued if a cancellation request is made within one (1) to six (6) days PRECEEDING the date of the event.  Credit vouchers can be applied towards future ERM Initiative events within 12 months of the cancellation.
    • No refunds or credits will be issued for written cancellation requests received on the day of the event.
  • A FULL refund shall only be given for an event that is cancelled by the Initiative for any reason (speaker issues/conflicts, unexpected low attendance #s, etc.). NOTE: All other costs (exchange rate fees, airfare, etc.) incurred by the registrant for the event are the responsibility of the registrant with no additional refunds from the ERM Initiative.


Contact the ERM Initiative at or call 919-513-0901.

Event Essentials
  • Dates

    Friday, April 30, 2021
    12:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

  • Cost

    $250 | 4.0 CPE CREDIT HOURS

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