University of Alaska President Pat Gamble has announced that Nancy Spink has been selected as the new chief risk officer and will begin her assignment on June 20.
Spink joins UA from the University of Idaho where she was the risk management officer. She will lead UA’s efforts to create and maintain a university-wide risk management program that utilizes disciplines such as loss prevention, risk financing, claims management and risk
“The University of Alaska has been undergoing a philosophical shift in how we manage risk and we are delighted to have someone of Nancy’s caliber to be part of the commitment to developing the UA Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) doctrine and strategy,” said Gamble.
Spink will be responsible for and coordinate the development and implementation of systemwide programs and standards including enterprise risk management, health, safety, and environmental management, claims management, emergency management and insurance in accordance with federal and state statutes and regulations, procedures and responsible risk management practices.
“ERM is a means of providing enhanced service to the university community. Rather than saying no to an activity, the ERM process provides a means to achieve the objectives with controlled activities. ERM is a way of providing the wide-angle view for common solutions,” said Spink.
During her 30 years in insurance and risk management, she has specialized in innovative and effective strategies to manage risk. Nancy has demonstrated ability to analyze client needs and provide risk solutions, with her last nine years working specifically in higher education. In addition to her extensive experience she holds a B.A. in English with an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.