On December 1, 2006, Drew Zavatsky joined the Washington State Office of Financial Management’s Risk Management Division as the State Loss Prevention Coordinator. He oversees the work of the Loss Prevention Group. The Group serves three basic functions as a part of the state’s risk management office: (a) it provides Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) training for all state agencies; (b) it conducts root cause analysis of specific loss events in order to suggest practices that would reduce or eliminate such events in the future; and (c) it is a statewide clearinghouse for Loss Prevention Best Practices.
In 2006, Governor Gregoire identified ERM as an organizational best practice and requested that the Risk Management Division oversee statewide ERM implementation. Drew created the current ERM Training Program, which incorporates many of the ideas contained in the Australia/New Zealand 4360:2004 Enterprise Risk Management Standard. The Training Program also conforms to ISO 31000.
The training sessions have been provided to more than 60 agencies and over 1000 agency staff. ERM implementation efforts for the largest Washington agencies (FTE 100+) are reported to the Governor during her Government Management, Accountability, & Performance (GMAP) meetings on Government Efficiency. Drew also created the State Risk Management Plan for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Before joining the Office of Financial Management, Drew worked in the Complex Litigation Division of the Attorney General’s Office. He has been an attorney for over twenty years, including a decade as a King County Deputy Prosecutor in Seattle, Washington.