October 22, 2010
Christopher Laursen to lead Washington DC chapter as Co-Regional Director
PRMIA announces today the appointment of Christopher Laursen as the new Co-Regional Director of the Washington DC Chapter. Christopher will lead the chapter alongside current Co-Regional Director Thomas Day. Christopher is a Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting where he provides consulting services and litigation support in areas related to financial markets, securities, and regulation.
Prior to joining NERA, Christopher served as the Manager of Risk Policy and Guidance for the Federal Reserve Board’s Supervision and Regulation Division. Christopher has nearly 20 years of direct experience in financial analysis and the assessment of credit, market, and operational risk. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Miami, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
As Co-Regional Director, Chris will focus on creating and contributing to a more active and ongoing dialogue/discussion within the existing membership by employing and promoting the use of various electronic communication formats (Linked-in, etc) to enhance the ease and frequency of communication. He will also work to enhance awareness of the Washington DC chapter through the development of nationally recognized events/conferences and the development and distribution of quality risk management-oriented content to national media.
PRMIA would like to acknowledge the Steering Committee members of the Washington DC chapter that will help the chapter achieve their goals, please find the members below.
*Syed Ahmad, Federal Housing Finance Agency
*Marlon Attiken, IBM
*Ashish Gupta, Fannie Mae
*Nicholas Kiritz, Fannie Mae
*Steven Lee, Global Client Consulting, LLC
*Keith Ligon, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
*Weihua Ni, Green Garden Bridge
*Tim Prindle, Office of Thrift Supervision
*John Schwitz, Defense Intelligence Agency
*Kevin Stemp, Office of Financial Stability
*Christopher Whalen, Institutional Risk Analytics
*Tim MacDonald, Boston Private Financial Holdings
*David Green, Angel Oak Capital
October 11, 2010
The Complete Course in Risk Management
Each year we hold training courses that allow you the opportunity to further your career by taking another step toward earning your Professional Risk Manager's (PRM) designation. Unlike other programs and certifications that aren't sufficiently quantitative or focused on institutional risk, the PRM designation ensures that you have a firm understanding of institutional risk management issues and brings your mathematical skills up to the next level. The focus of the PRM is much less on ERISA and fiduciary wealth management issues; rather, we focus on the global corporate investment and institutional side of risk management. Whether you are in energy, oil and gas, financial services, or investment banking, the PRM certification is a higher level of financial learning.
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