Jennifer Hills, ARM-P, CRM, Director of Risk Management, King County (WA)
Jennifer has been the director of risk management for King County, Washington since 2003. King County, which includes the Seattle-Bellevue metropolitan area, is the 13th largest county in the United States serving a population of over 2 million. King County, through its 16,000 employees, provides direct and regional services such as public health and community services, parks and recreation, wastewater treatment, and criminal justice. King County also operates the regional transportation network including bus, light rail, street car, and passenger ferry services, as well as the King County International Airport.
Jennifer is responsible for establishing a culture of balanced risk taking using a risk-value framework, implementing ERM, and managing a broad risk management program.
Jennifer received her B.A. in business from the University of Washington, and her ARM-P and CRM designations. In 2018, Jennifer was named Public Risk Manager of the Year by the Public Risk Management Association, and was named to the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s Risk Management Honor Roll.