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Restructuring and New Appointments in Risk Management and Compliance

Expanded roles will build on best practices in Enterprise Risk Management
Aug 19, 2013

Building on the extensive research of best practices by Assistant Vice President for Student Life Lynn King and responding to the Board of Regents' urging that Pacific institute best practices in the field of enterprise risk management, President Pamela Eibeck announced the formalization of two roles at Pacific in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance.  These functions are expansions of duties that will continue to be administered by our University Budget and Risk Management Office and Internal Audit Office within the Division of Business and Finance. 

Roberta Martoza was hired as Director of Enterprise Risk Management on May 6. Roberta has more than 20 years of experience in risk management at various major private corporations on both the West and East Coasts.  Roberta will form and oversee several committees composed of representatives from the University's three campuses to identify, analyze and develop plans to mitigate a broad range of potential risks facing Pacific, and to provide transparency to the Board regarding these challenges.  In addition, Roberta will direct the University's Environmental Health and Safety staff and manage the University's Property and Casualty Insurance program.

Ash Chaudhry, who provided interim leadership during the development of the Enterprise Risk Management model, has been named the University Compliance Officer. Ash has served the University for 10 years in Environmental Health and Safety. In his new role, he will use his 20-plus years of experience working with regulatory agencies to monitor and report on all compliance efforts at the University. He will serve as an important resource to compliance administrators within each division/school on all three campuses, and will be the main contact on compliance and policy matters at the University. Reporting directly to the University Office of Internal Auditor, Ash will have direct access to Board of Regents through the Internal Auditor and the Regents' Audit Committee. He will provide the President and Board of Regents an annual report on compliance at the University.