Helga Houston, chief risk officer at Huntington and chair of the board at The Risk Institute, was elected chair of The Risk Management Association (RMA). Her one-year term began September 1, 2016.
Helga Houston is past vice chair of RMA’s Board of Directors.
Houston has over 30 years of diversified banking experience in risk management, business development, and client relationships. Prior to joining Huntington, she held positions with Bank of America, Crocker National Bank, and Home Federal Savings and Loan.
Houston earned her bachelor’s degree from Westmont College and her MBA from the University of Southern California.
Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk management principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk and operational risk. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA has 2,500 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the Association by 18,000 individuals located throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia/Pacific.
About The Risk Institute
The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business exists to bridge the gap between academia and practice. The Institute is a collection of forward-thinking companies and academics that understand effective risk management strategies not only protect firms, but position firms to create growth and value. The Institute operates in a unique intersection between our faculty, students, and professionals from a broad cross-section of industries. With our leading-edge approach to risk management, The Risk Institute creates a space for risk-centered conversations, ideas, and strategies that are unlikely to happen anywhere else.
This release originally published on Sept. 6, 2016.