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2009 October - Enterprise Risk Management

Session Description:

Please join us for open discussion and information sharing in the area of risk management.  Jennifer MacKethan will share information about the risk management process in a diverse organization.  Scott McKay will address Enterprise Risk Management. Scott was instrumental in developing Cree’s global risk management system (an ERM approach) including using control self-assessment techniques to facilitate the entity-wide risk assessments and process level risk assessments in order to identity risks to strategic, financial, operational and compliance objectives and risk management gaps with executive management and business process owners.


Jennifer E. MacKethan,Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management, RTI International

Ms. MacKethan has more than fourteen years of risk and credit management experience. Areas of expertise include enterprise risk management and commercial loan analysis and underwriting. Ms. MacKethan implemented a successful COSO based Enterprise Risk Management system across RTI to include a comprehensive organization wide risk assessment, gap analysis and execution of a mitigation based action plan. Prior to focusing her career path on Enterprise Risk Management, Ms. MacKethan worked extensively in the banking industry, with a focus on commercial loan risk analysis and credit underwriting.

Scott McKay, Director, Internal Audit, Cree, Inc., Durham, NC

Scott M. McKay is currently the Director of Corporate Audit for Cree, Inc.; (NASDAQ "CREE") headquartered in Durham, North Carolina and has served in that role since 2005. He is responsible for internal assurance, risk advisory and forensic accounting services supporting Cree's executive management team and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Cree is a high-tech manufacturing company in the semiconductor industry focused primarily on light emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies and Power and RF products with operations in the United States, Hong Kong, China, and Malaysia. Cree's LED products most notably illuminated the "Water Cube" and "Bird's Nest" in the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing, China. The Company closed fiscal 2009 with annual revenues of approximately $570 million and maintains a debt free balance sheet with over $1.4 billion in assets.

CPEs: 4

Time: 1 PM to 5 PM

Location: Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610