Grace Crickette

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Bronze MVP

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Beginning May 6th, Grace Crickette joined the AAA NCNU, as the Senior Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, and she is looking forward to implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) with her legal, risk management, and internal audit team. Prior to coming to AAA NCNU, Grace served as the University of California’s Chief Risk Officer. In 2008, Grace received the Risk Innovator Award for innovation and excellence in risk management in Higher Education. She received recognition as Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year West Award 2011 and National Award 2011 for Higher Education/Non Profit Sector for innovative problem solving related to a collaborative partnership with the University's Chief Information Officer and other Information Technology (IT) professionals, insurance brokers, and underwriters for securing previously unavailable and much needed cyber coverage and at the same time developing a program that will drive improvement and best practices into the future. Grace was chosen in 2011 as one of Business Insurance's Women to Watch, an annual feature spotlighting 25 women who are doing outstanding work in commercial insurance, reinsurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields, such as law and consulting. Grace was also selected by Business Insurance magazine for their 2011 Risk Management Honor Roll. Also in 2011, Treasury and Risk magazine named Grace as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance”. Grace has consulted with numerous public and private entities on the implementation of ERM, including Harvard University and SingHealth, Singapore’s largest health care group.


University of Redlands
1985 To 1987

Insurance Institute of America
ARM, Risk Management

Job History

AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
Chief Risk Officer
May 2013 - present

University of California
Chief Risk Officer
December 2004 - present

United Rentals
VP Risk Services
January 1991 - January 2004