Douglas A. Huffner
Douglas A. Huffner oversees risk management, insurance, business continuity, loss control and international risk management programs for Ohio State as the university's chief risk officer. He assists colleges and business units across the university with strategies to manage risk and is a member of the Risk Committee, Emergency Operations Center, IT Risk Advisory Board and Student Health Insurance Committee, among others. He is a lawyer.
Doug is a founding board member of the Risk Institute at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business and a lecturer who teaches enterprise risk management, fraud, and business ethics at Fisher. He also is a frequent guest speaker for multiple business management courses.
Outside of Ohio State, Doug is active in several risk management societies, including RIMS, where he currently serves on the International Risk Committee, and the University Risk Management and Insurance Association, where he is a member of the Governance Risk and Compliance Committee.
Doug joined Ohio State in 2012. Prior to joining the university, he spent nearly eight years as the director of legal and risk management for MRC Global, a $6 billion Goldman Sachs private equity owned oil & gas products distributor, with operations in more than 30 countries.
Doug began his insurance, legal and risk career in 1987. He received his bachelor of science degree in finance from Robert Morris University and his juris doctorate from the Duquesne University School of Law. During and after law school, Doug worked for Stiles, Taylor & Grace, an insurance defense law firm in Tampa, Fla., with a focus on workers’ compensation and general liability litigation. Doug then served as a senior risk management specialist for ARAMARK, an $11 billion food and facility services company headquartered in Philadelphia, Penn.