Strengthening Your Enterprise's Risk Oversight for Strategic Benefit

Enterprise risk oversight has moved to center stage as a result of the financial crisis and economic turmoil. Now, senior level executives and board members across a wide range of industries are recalibrating their top-to-bottom approach to understanding and managing risks to improve the organization’s ability to achieve strategic objectives.

This jointly sponsored workshop—Strengthening Your Enterprise’s Risk Oversight for Strategic Benefit—will help keep your organization focused on emerging strategic risks, integrate risk oversight with strategy planning and execution, develop key risk indicators to proactively anticipate risk events, and strengthen board governance in the new regulatory environment.

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Who should attend this Conference? CFOs, controllers, chief audit executives, CROs, and other senior executives who interact with boards and audit committees about risk management issues.



Past NC State ERM Speakers

Mark S. Beasley 

Mark S. Beasley is a Deloitte Professor of Enterprise Risk Management and the Director of the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative at North Carolina State University where he teaches auditing courses in the undergraduate and masters programs. He currently is serving as a member of the board for the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (widely known at COSO) and is Past-President of the American Accounting Association’s Auditing Section.  Mark has previously served on several national task forces and working groups, including the Auditing Standards Board SAS No. 99 Fraud Task Force and the advisory board for The Conference Board’s research about board of director responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).  He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on ERM, internal controls, and corporate governance, including audit committee practices. He is the co-author of auditing-related textbooks, casebooks, and CPE training materials. Prior to beginning his career at NC State, Mark served as a Technical Manager in the Audit and Attest Division of the AICPA and as an Audit Manager in the Nashville, Tennessee office of Ernst & Young.  He received a BS in accounting from Auburn University and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Bonnie V. Hancock

Bonnie V. Hancock
is Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management Initiative at North Carolina State University.  She also teaches graduate and undergraduate accounting courses in the College of Management.  She came to NC State from Exploris, a nonprofit organization consisting of Exploris Museum, an interactive museum about the world and an IMAX theatre, and Exploris Middle School, a charter school with a global focus.   As the president of Exploris, she engineered a financial turnaround and launched a merger with Playspace, a popular Raleigh Children’s museum.  Prior to joining Exploris, she was with Progress Energy for over 11 years.  She led the merger of Carolina Power & Light Company and Florida Progress and was most recently President of Progress Fuels, an unregulated subsidiary of Progress Energy with over a billion dollars in assets.  Her career with Progress also included the following executive positions:  Senior Vice President, Finance and Information Technology; Vice President, Strategic Planning; Vice President, Accounting and Controller; and Tax Manager.  Before joining Progress, Hancock held management positions at Potomac Electric Power Co. in Washington, D.C, and in public accounting.  In 1983 she received a Sells Award, a national recognition for performance on the CPA examination, and in 2001 she was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by the Triangle Business Journal. Hancock holds a business administration degree from the College of William and Mary and a master’s of science in taxation from Georgetown University. She has completed an executive management program at Duke University.

Bruce Branson

Bruce Branson is a Professor of Accounting and Associate Director, Enterprise Risk Management Initiative.  Bruce received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1992 and joined the NC State faculty that year.  His research examines the use of time-series modeling techniques to forecast accounting variables and financial analyst interest in such forecasts.  His research has appeared in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Decision Sciences, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Advances in Accounting, and Issues in Accounting Education.  Bruce authors several CPE courses for the AICPA and teaches regularly in CPA and CMA/CFM Review courses.  Bruce teaches both undergraduates (Intermediate Financial Accounting) and graduate students (Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions and Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging Activities).  Bruce’s teaching awards include the Ernst & Young Faculty Excellence Award in 2000, induction into NC State’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers in 2002, recipient of the 2003 COM Board of Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and in 2004 he was named an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor.  Bruce was also recently selected as the Ernst & Young Teaching Fellow for 2004 – 2006.