Chief Risk Officer, Phillip B. Dendy

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Phillip B. Dendy, CRM, CIC, DRM, serves as the Chief Risk Officer for the University of Texas System (UT System). In this role he is responsible for the oversight and direction of three departments, the Office of Risk Management, Office of Information Security and the Office of Systemwide Compliance, collectively called RISC Services. These departments provide comprehensive risk management services to the UT System, its nine academic and five health institutions.

Mr. Dendy joined the UT System in 1995, and was responsible for administration of the UT System self-insured workers’ compensation program. From 1999-2003, Mr. Dendy served as Director of Business Administrative Services which included property and casualty insurance programs as well as facilities, accounting and purchasing, property management, travel, and airplane operations. In 2003 the Office of Risk Management was created where he has served as Executive Director providing comprehensive services including risk analysis, risk control, risk financing and claims management. He has overseen all of RISC Services since his appointment as Chief Compliance and Risk Officer in 2016.

Mr. Dendy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Texas Tech University. He holds the designation of Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.  In 2017, the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) awarded him the honor of Distinguished Risk Manager (DRM).

Mr. Dendy is a founder, of drops of grace inc, a non-profit faith-based organization partnering with organizations for water, health, hygiene, and community development projects in Malawi, Africa and Central America, and disaster recovery projects in the United States.