Cynthia Vitters Joins Deloitte to Work on Enterprise Risk Management for Federal Government Practice
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2017 — Deloitte announced today that Cynthia Vitters, former chief risk officer for the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) Risk Management Office, has been named a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory federal government practice managing director, Deloitte & Touche LLP. Vitters will focus on helping agencies develop, implement and sustain effective enterprise risk management (ERM) programs.
“Cynthia’s knowledge and experience in ERM is extensive — she has a strong and impressive track record of developing ERM programs that make an impact,” said Matt Widmer, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory principal and federal government services leader, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. “Couple the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) recent risk mandates with a new set of government leaders who want to get ahead of risks, ERM is at the forefront of government like never before. Cynthia’s innovative and results-oriented approach to ERM will be an asset to many of our federal government clients.”
During her time as FSA chief risk officer, Vitters developed and maintained FSA’s risk profile, which included managing its $1.4 trillion outstanding loan portfolio. Previously, she worked at OMB as a senior risk advisor where she led the development of the ERM playbook.
“I’m passionate about my work and look forward to joining Deloitte to continue strategizing and collaborating with people who feel that same passion,” said Vitters. “The momentum for ERM programs within the federal government continues to pick up steam. I am excited to help agencies, large and small, properly identify risk and implement programs that let them take advantage of those risks without losing sight of their mission.”
Vitters is well-known in the ERM community, currently serving as vice president at large of Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM), a federally focused ERM organization which she helped found. Her work has been recognized over the years, including the Award for Special Achievement from the Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector. She is also a frequent speaker at events including the Brookings Institution’s “Leading through Influence” seminar.
Vitters graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government, earned a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University, and completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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