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University of Alaska Names Interim Chief Risk Officer

General Counsel Mike Hostina has appointed Greg Busch as Acting Chief Risk Officer. Busch assumes the duties of Nancy Spink who retired in November.  

“I am delighted to have someone of Greg’s caliber step up to fill this vital role while we examine the most effective ways to provide risk services across the UA system,” Hostina said.  “Greg will help guide Risk Management through the SW transformation process as well as continuing to provide vital services performed by Risk Management for the university system.”

Busch steps into this role from his position as the University of Alaska’s [UA] emergency manager where he has provided systemwide leadership and strategic direction. He will lead a university-wide risk management program that includes Enterprise Risk Management, advanced emergency response, loss prevention, risk financing, claims management and risk information systems.

“The University of Alaska is always evaluating ways to manage risk strategically. Our changing fiscal environment makes this even more critical. I am thankful for the opportunity to provide leadership for the department and the University in meeting these challenges,” Busch said. “This is my passion and I look forward to working with colleagues across the system to ensure safety, accept appropriate levels of risk and meet the University’s needs for an agile and responsive risk management  program.”  

Busch joined the university in December 2014 as director of emergency management. He has 14 years of experience leading effective safety and emergency management programs in education and healthcare settings. Busch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from North Dakota State University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary.

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