Ms. Jennifer Santiago, ARM, MBA, RIMS-CRMP

Director of Risk Management & Safety,
Wakefern Food Corp.

Contact Details

Edison, NJ
United States


Jennifer is currently serving as RIMS President for 2023.  She brings deep and diverse risk management and insurance expertise from the private, not-for-profit and for-profit company perspective. Currently, she is Director, Risk Management & Safety at Wakefern Food Corp setting the vision and strategic direction for corporate and member risk management, insurance risk financing, captive management and safety management programs across the enterprise.

Previously, Jennifer was the Assistant Vice President & Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Penn State University leading risk management operations including ERM, ORM, insurance risk financing, captive, contracts and board reporting. Additional experience in operational, ethics & compliance, enterprise risk and insurance at Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation, Ingersoll Rand, Arthur J Gallagher Risk Management Svcs and NYU Medical Center.


Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey, United States

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ, New Jersey, United States

Job History

Penn State University
Assistant Vice President & Chief Risk Officer
State College, PA, United States
September 2019 - present

Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation
Director, Risk Management & Investigations
East Hanover
March 2016 - August 2019

Novartis Corporation
Director Risk Management & Insurance
East Hanover, NJ
March 2011 - March 2016

Ingersoll Rand
Global Risk Manager
June 2007 - January 2011

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
Vice President
January 2004 - June 2007

NYU Medical Center
Director of Insurance
New York
January 2000 - December 2003