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Company Overview of The Risk Management Association

Company Overview

The Risk Management Association is a trade association that represents financial services industry. It provides credit, operational, and market risk management solutions to financial institutions. It offers eMentor, an industry research and training tool for desktops; Diagnostic Assessment to assess the skill levels of commercial lendings and credit personnel; eRAS, a commercial credit risk benchmarking tool for community banks; eStatement Studies to export data into an Excel spreadsheet; and recorded audio conferences, online training, surveys, and Web seminars. The company also provides publications on loan and credit management, lending, and credit administration, as well as periodicals. ...

1801 Market Street

Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA 19103-1628

United States

Founded in 1914





Key Executives for The Risk Management Association

Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director
Age: 68
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operations Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
President of Northern New Jersey Chapter
Age: 52
Director of Operational Risk Management & Regulatory Relations and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

The Risk Management Association Key Developments

William F. Githens to Retire as President and CEO of the Risk Management Association

The Risk Management Association announced that President and CEO William F. Githens, 69, informed the Board of Directors of his plans to retire after 20 years of service with the Association. Helga Houston, Board Chair, announced that a search for his successor will commence shortly and that Githens will remain CEO through December 2017.

The Risk Management Association Announces Board Changes

The Risk Management Association announced that Helga Houston, senior executive vice president and chief risk officer, Huntington Bancshares, Columbus, Ohio, was elected chair of company. Robert R. Messer, executive vice president and chief financial officer, American National Bank of Texas, Terrell, Texas, was elected vice chair. Their one-year terms began September 1, 2016. Newly elected to the RMA Board of Directors for three-year terms are: Michael C. Ankrom, Jr., head of enterprise credit risk, Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C. Sarah A.P. Cowan, senior vice president, National Bank of Middlebury, Middlebury, Vt. Dan Eilert, chief credit officer and division director, risk management, INTRUST Bank, Wichita, Kan. Raj Gopal, executive vice president and head of enterprise risk management, Bank of the West, San Francisco, Calif. In addition, Matt Bryant, executive vice president, credit administration, Frost Bank, San Antonio, Texas, was appointed chair of RMA's Chapters and Membership Council, and Glenn Horner, managing director and chief regulatory officer, securities finance, State Street, Boston, Mass., was appointed chair of RMA's Securities Lending Committee.

Risk Management Association Announces New Board Leaders, Members

J. Tol Broome Jr., CRC, has been elected chair of The Risk Management Association (RMA). Helga Houston has been elected vice chair. Their one-year terms began September 1. Broome, Director of Regional Corporate Banking, BB&T, Winston-Salem, N.C., is a member of RMA's Credit Risk Council and past chair of the Chapters and Membership Council. Broome has been in commercial banking for over 30 years, including 21 with BB&T. Prior to his current role, he served as chief commercial credit officer. Helga Houston is Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, Ohio. Newly elected to the RMA Board of Directors for three-year terms are: Thomas E. Freeman, Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, SunTrust Banks, Atlanta, Ga.; C. Matthew Lusco, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Regions Bank, Birmingham, Ala.; and Amanda Norton, Chief Risk Officer, Consumer and Community Banking, JPMorgan Chase, New York, N.Y.

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