THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2023 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The Summit will feature a number of speakers who will share about their organization’s ERM practices, highlighting what is working well and opportunities for improvement.

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Mark Beasley
Alan T. Dickson Distinguished Professor of Accounting
Director of the ERM Initiative
NC State University

8:40 AM - 9:30 AM
Navigating Risks Across a Global Workforce
Chris Berger
Global Employee Acquisition & Experience and Former Chief Audit & Risk Officer | Royal Caribbean Group

Chris currently leads the global shoreside employee talent acquisition and employee experience for Royal Caribbean’s shoreside and shipboard crew with the stated mission of delivering the best employee experience. Prior to that, Chris served as Royal Caribbean’s Chief Audit & Risk Officer. Given human capital risks are a top risk concern for most organizations, Chris’ experiences in leading both the talent and risk functions provides a unique lens on the intersection of ERM and people practices. He will share insights from his experiences leading the cruise lines ERM efforts over the past several years.

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | BREAK

9:50 AM - 10:40 AM
Managing Reputation Risks
Erin Rath Moos
Vice President, Enterprise Risk & Reputation | Target

Managing risks in today’s environment means spans those that can disrupt your company’s strategies to those that pop overnight. Now, more than ever, reputation is at the forefront of risk management. Reputation risk can be easy to qualify and hard to quantify, so finding practical ways to identify, understand and manage the risks to an organization’s reputation are both challenging and an imperative. Erin leads enterprise risk and reputation at Target and she will share insights about how the company is addressing the oversight and management of risks related to brand and reputation.

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM | BREAK

11:00 AM - 11:50 PM
Overview of ERM at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Kate Kraycirik
Vice President & Chief Risk Officer | University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Healthcare providers have been at the forefront of navigating the global pandemic crisis facing all kinds of risk challenges, in addition to the already existing issues of a fast changing industry. MD Anderson Cancer Center embarked on its ERM journey prior to the pandemic and that process has been incredibly influential in helping its enterprise leadership team make key strategic decisions that allow it to further its strategic mission of delivering top-notch healthcare to all the patients it serves. Kate will share insights about the ERM process there, including an overview of attributes that have contributed to its significant embrace by the leadership team.

11:50 AM - 12:40 PM | NETWORKING LUNCH

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM
Sharing of ERM Challenges and Solutions

One of the benefits of attending the ERM Roundtable Summits is the opportunity for participants to interact with other ERM professionals who are leading the enterprise-wide risk management efforts at other organizations. This session, following lunch, will include a facilitated discussion among participants about what has and hasn’t worked well in their ERM journey. The goal is to facilitate the exchange of tactical solutions to some of the common ERM challenges.

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Anticipating Emerging Uncertainties
Brenda Boultwood
Director, Office of Risk Management | International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Brenda Boultwood has served in a number of key risk management roles in organizations including Constellation Energy, JP Morgan Chase, and Bank One and she currently leads the Office of Risk Management at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Brenda will share insights from her experiences about the challenges of anticipating emerging uncertainties in a rapidly changing world.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
The Future of the World
Rob Dunn
Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs and
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professorship, Applied Ecology | NC State University

This session will feature evolutionary biologist and writer, Rob Dunn, who has studied diverse phenomena in our everyday world from the societies and networks of ants to the beats of human hearts. His writings have appeared in National Geographic, Scientific America, New Scientist, and Smithsonian Magazine. In his book, Natural History of the Future, Dunn argues that, while our species has amassed unprecedented knowledge of nature and attempted to seize control of life and bend the planet to our will, our efforts are futile. He will share his vision about the future of this relentless natural world.

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Summary of Key-Take Aways
Frank Buckless
Dean, Poole College of Management | NC State University


Video Transcript


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.



  1.  Understand the integration of ERM and people practices affecting human capital risks.
  2.  Gain insights into addressing risk oversight related to brand and reputation.
  3.  Learn strategies to engage executives in the ERM process.
  4.  Exchange tactical solutions to common ERM challenges.
  5.  Understand challenges of anticipating emerging uncertainties in a rapidly changing world.
  6.  Learn tools and techniques to ensure ERM continues to add strategic value for effective decision-making.


Registration fee for the ERM Roundtable Summit is $795. The conference will be from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM with registration and breakfast beginning at 7:30 AM.  Your registration includes all program materials, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

Please review the cancellation policy below before registering.


Please note that vegetarian options will be provided but due to the number of participants attending, any dietary restrictions are the responsibility of the participant.  Items will be labeled accordingly.


The Summit will be held at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel. CURRENTLY the room block is sold out at the Renaissance. The hotel is unable to add more rooms to our block. You may contact the hotel directly for current rates at 919-571-8773.

Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel
4100 Main at North Hills Street   
Raleigh, NC 27609

Please see the list below for other accommodations.

101 Park at North Hills Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

Hyatt House
160 Park at North Hills Street
Raleigh, NC 27609

Hilton Raleigh North Hills
3415 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Midtown
1229 Wake Towne Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609

Courtyard by Marriott Raleigh Midtown
1041 Wake Towne Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609


Level:    Basic
Prerequisites & Advanced Preparation:    None
Field of Study:    Management Services: Enterprise Risk Management
Format:     Group-Live
Learning Objectives:    Click HERE
Recommended CPE:    Estimated 5.5
Cost:    $795

The NC State University Executive Education, LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


Download the  Cancellation Policy to read our policy on refunds and cancellations.

Important Cancellation Information:

  • If written cancellation requests are received by 5:00 PM Eastern time, twenty-one (21) days PRECEDING the date of the event, the registration fee will be refunded less a $50 processing fee.
  • Due to financial obligations incurred by the ERM Initiative, a credit voucher equal to 50% of the registration fee will be issued for written requests received by 5:00 PM Eastern time, seven (7) days PRECEDING the date of the event. Credit vouchers can be applied towards future ERM Initiative events within 12 months of the cancellation.
  • 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.
  • No refunds or credits will be issued for written cancellation requests received after 5:00 PM Eastern time seven (7) days PRECEDING the date of the event.


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

Event Essentials
  • Dates

    Thursday, October 12, 2023
    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Location

    Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel
    4100 Main at North Hills Street   
    Raleigh, NC 27609

    Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel
    4100 Main at North Hills Street   
    Raleigh, NC 27609

  • Cost

    Estimated 5.5 CPE Hours

  • Accommodations

    Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel
    4100 Main at North Hills Street   
    Raleigh, NC 27609

    $209 by SEPTEMBER 22, 2023 or while rooms are available.

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