Risk Management

Welcome to the Office of Enterprise Risk Management at The Ohio State University. We are a multipurpose office based on the central campus in Columbus, Ohio. We support the research and academic mission of the university and medical center by managing risk, procuring and administering insurance, enhancing organizational resilience and mitigating loss.

Our Mission Statement

It is our mission at the Office of Enterprise Risk Management to advise and be a valued partner and current resource by:

  • Creating innovative risk management solutions,
  • Delivering quality service and recommendations to address established and emerging risk,
  • Assisting in preventing and minimizing loss,
  • Administering a robust insurance portfolio,
  • Enhancing organizational resilience and capabilities for resumption of operations, 
  • Providing proactive management and identification of risk and mitigation opportunities.

Our mission supports the well-being of students, staff, faculty and visitors by mitigating risk and preserving university assets.

Know More Risk Initiative

KNOW MORE RISK is an initiative of the University Risk Management Committee (URMC) focused on building and enhancing the risk-awareness culture at Ohio State.

At its core, its objective is to increase public awareness among our students, faculty and staff targeting:

  • Promoting health, safety and wellness best practices,
  • Developing a culture of risk awareness, and
  • Recognizing that the management of risk (inclusive of health, wellness and safety) is essential to the successful execution of the university’s strategic initiatives.

We are here to help

Contact us or find resources, quick links and other services below.

Risk Management Contacts

Fitzroy (Fitz) Smith
Associate Vice President & Chief Risk Officer
614-292-5410
smith.15247@osu.edu

Josh Tabler
Insurance Risk Consultant
614-247-9824
tabler.45@osu.edu 

Vella Garrett 
Business Continuity Management Program Manager
614-247-1657
garret.564@osu.edu

Donna Loychik
Office Assistant
614-688-7452
loychik.1@osu.edu

Matt Baldwin
Business Continuity Management Coordinator
614-247-5360
baldwin.89@osu.edu

Terry Rodeman
Insurance Administrator
614-247-8840
rodeman.5@osu.edu