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. 

About PRMIA
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.