ERM Group created for practice sharing, networking
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Nearly two years ago, a small group of credit union risk managers responded to an invitation from Todd Sherpy of Sherpy & Jones, P.A. to talk about risk management and compliance issues. From that meeting, the idea for the new ERM Group via the Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors (ACUIA) was born.
"This group was created by credit unions for credit unions and caters to professionals with any involvement in risk management," said Marine Federal Credit Union Chief Risk and Compliance Officer Tabitha Ernst-Chadwick. "The ERM Group consists of members from the largest and smallest credit unions in the country and offers a platform for networking, training opportunities, and diverse vendor resources."
The ERM Group held its first meeting at State Employees' Credit Union Headquarters in Raleigh, NC in April, has incorporated compliance and risk topics into the ACUIA webinar and magazine rotation, and created a risk management forum through the ACUIA website.
"The inaugural meeting provided valuable insight into real business issues directly impacting enterprise risk management," said SRP Federal Credit Union Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management Lori Cefus. "And in true credit union fashion, an amazing willingness to share great resources was on display. I look forward to continued interactions with this group as I begin to navigate these often murky waters."
ACUIA's 28th Annual Conference and One-Day Seminar is scheduled for June 19-22 in Chicago, Illinois. Sessions will cover topics specific to risk management and compliance functions. There will be a half-day ERM 101 Facilitated Roundtable on Monday, June 18 and is free to attend. Visit the ACUIA website for conference details and registration.
For more information on the ERM Group and how to get involved, contact:
Todd Sherpy, Sherpy & Jones, P.A.
Steve Herrell, State Employees' Credit Union
Paul Straubel, ACUIA Executive Office
Tabitha Ernst-Chadwick, Marine Federal Credit Union