ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) is proud to announce the recent addition of a risk manager to its staff of association professionals. Paree L. Roper has accepted the newly created position of industry specialist.
As PRIMA’s industry specialist, Roper will serve as the Association’s staff expert on public sector risk management. He will participate in all aspects of the PRIMA’s member programs, including developing educational programs and products, contributing to PRIMA publications and representing the organization at risk management meetings throughout the United States.
“By adding an experienced risk manager to the staff, PRIMA will be in a better position to respond to the needs of its members,” said Lisa Lopinsky, CAE, PRIMA executive director. “Paree will bring us added insight into the day-to-day challenges risk managers face today. His expertise is a welcome and valued addition to PRIMA.”
Roper brings more than 20 years of risk management experience to the Association. Most recently, he was a senior risk management consultant for United Educators in Maryland. Previously, Roper has served risk management roles with Arlington County (VA) Government and the Maryland Association of Boards of Education.
Roper is an experienced public speaker who has spoken at risk management seminars across the country, including the PRIMA Institute. In addition to his extensive knowledge of traditional risk management, Roper also has experience with non-traditional exposures such as cyber-liability and disaster preparedness. Roper has also served as president of PRIMA’s Maryland chapter.
The Association’s mission is to promote effective risk management in the public interest as an essential component of public administration. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, PRIMA is the largest risk management association dedicated solely to the practice of risk management in the public sector. PRIMA’s membership is made up of more than 2,000 entities in over 1,800 jurisdictions.