PRMIA Appoints Kraig Conrad, CAE, as Executive Director
Washington, D.C., October 22,
2015 – The Professional Risk Managers’ International
Association (PRMIA) has appointed Kraig Conrad, CAE, as its Executive
Director. The PRMIA Board of Directors chose Conrad to lead its
global network of more than 50,000 risk professionals and to craft an
enhanced vision for the group that includes a long-range strategic plan,
new advocacy, certification and training efforts, promoting the PRMIA
brand, and enhancing membership benefits.
Conrad has held high-level posts in several prominent financial
associations in the Washington, D.C. area and acted as a consultant in the
association arena. From 2008 to 2015, he served the National Investor
Relations Institute (NIRI), including for the past year as Acting Co-Chief
Executive Officer. He achieved operational efficiencies and increased global
participation as Vice President of both Programs and Development and
Professional Development at NIRI. Prior to that, Conrad worked in a consulting
capacity at the Corporate Executive Board in Virginia.
From 2000 to 2007
at the Association for Financial Professionals in Bethesda, Maryland, he held
the positions of Director of Strategic Alliances and Director of Corporate
Finance and Risk Management, consecutively. Conrad holds a B.A. in Economics
from the University of Southern California and an M. B. A. from the University
of Illinois, Chicago. He also is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
PRMIA Board Chairman Justin McCarthy said, “We are pleased to welcome Kraig
to help us lead our organization forward, raise our membership and profile
worldwide, and create an effective advocacy program. Kraig’s expertise in
finance and risk management combined with his global association management
experience made him the perfect choice for our next level of growth.”
PRMIA’s Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) certification, Associate PRM and
Operational Risk Manager certificates, and educational offerings encompass
credit, market and liquidity risks, as well as operational, strategic and
regulatory risk for professionals at all levels of their careers.
The Professional Risk Managers’ International
Association (PRMIA) provides an open forum for the development and promotion
of the risk profession. With chapters around the world, PRMIA is a non-profit,
member-led association dedicated to defining and implementing the best
practices of risk management in a broad range of industries through education,
including the Professional Risk Manager (PRM) designation and Associate PRM
and Operational Risk Manager certificates; webinar, online, classroom and
in-house training; events; networking; and online resources. More information
can be found at www.PRMIA.org.