ACUIA Webinar - Building your ERM program – A Foundation that Takes you Forward

Building your ERM program – a Foundation that Takes you Forward


As you embark on the journey to establishing a solid ERM program it’s critical you develop the vision that is aligned with your credit union.  In this webinar I will share our journey from conducting initial risk assessments and building a risk register to evolving to develop appetite statements, metrics and governance to establish a strong ERM program.  Having a program that is beyond examiner ready but fosters a risk mindset in your organization is key to a successful program.

Topics covered:

  • Key elements of a solid ERM program
  • Building a risk register
  • Risk assessment best practices
  • Developing risk appetite and monitoring metrics
  • How to gain support and commitment from the top

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About the Presenter

Berenice Villarreal holds the role of Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer at Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union. She leads the compliance and risk functions for the credit union in a crucial time as RBFCU prepares to be under CFPB supervision.  Berenice joined RBFCU in 2006 as the Assistant Vice President of Internal Audit and has held leadership roles in the Business Services and Payments department.  Most recently, she served as Senior Vice president of Consumer Lending.  Prior to joining RBFCU, Berenice worked in the audit arena at two San Antonio CPA firms.  Berenice graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio earning a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with concentrations in both Accounting and Finance.  She holds her certification in public accountancy in Texas as well as Credit Union designations in Enterprise Risk Management (CUERME) and Compliance (NCCO).

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