April 15, 2019
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Risk Roundtable Discussion and Networking Happy Hour

Join GRF’s risk advisory experts and AHT Insurance for a can’t-miss roundtable discussion on organizational risk and strategy. Roundtable attendees will come away with the tools and fundamentals they need to revisit their current risk mitigation strategy and plan for the future.

The event will kick off with an engaging panel discussion among industry pioneers on the emerging risks affecting some of the NY metro area’s most prominent enterprises. Attendees are encouraged to share their own challenges while engaging in an interactive roundtable discussion with our speakers and their own peers. Following the formal program, participants are invited to continue the discussion in a breakout format during a casual happy hour.

Featured Speakers

Richard Muzikar is an Enterprise Risk Management Advisor for Long Island Power Authority. Mr. Muzikar is responsible for developing and implementing LIPA’s Enterprise Risk Management Program in conjunction with Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Long Island. Previously, Mr. Muzikar served as Director of Enterprise Risk Management for the Consolidated Edison Company (Con Edison) in New York City where he spent 40 years of his career. At Con Edison, Mr. Muzikar developed and implemented the company’s Enterprise Risk Management Program while serving on the ERM Advisory Boards of North Carolina State and St. John’s Universities.

Mark Pappas is the Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Amalgamated Bank. Mr. Pappas joined Amalgamated Bank in 2015 as the Chief Audit Executive. He spent 3 years in this role before being appointed Chief Risk Officer in May of 2018. Prior to joining Amalgamated Bank, Mr. Pappas held various Internal Audit and Finance Risk executive leadership roles at Morgan Stanley over an 11 year period. While at Morgan Stanley, he developed and implemented the global, firm wide Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program.

Shane Shrader currently serves as Senior Vice President of Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive at Discovery Communications. Discovery, Inc. is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of super fans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world.



2:30 – 3:00 PM | Registration & Networking
3:00 – 4:30 PM | Roundtable Discussion
4:30 – 5:30 PM | Networking Happy Hour


  • Overview of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Linking your strategic plan to ERM
  • ERM Reporting to the Audit Committee
  • Emerging Risks for 2020

Discussion Facilitators

Ricardo Trujillo, CPA, CITP, CISA | Partner | Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs
Melissa Musser, CPA, CITP, CISA | Risk & Advisory Services Principal | Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs
Derek Symer, CPCU | Principal | AHT Insurance


32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005

Additional Program Details

Learning Objective: To provide attendees with an understanding of enterprise risk management and emerging risks
Instructional Delivery Methods: Group Live
Recommended CPE: 1.5 CPE
Recommended Field of Study: Risk Management
Prerequisites: None required
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Course Registration Requirements: None
Refund Policy: No fee is required to participate in this session.
Cancellation Policy: In the event that the presentation is cancelled or rescheduled, participants will be contacted immediately with details.
Compliant Resolution Policy: Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs is committed to our seminar participants’ 100% satisfaction and will make every reasonable effort to resolve complaints as quickly as possible. Please contact with any concerns.


[caldera_form id=”CF5c6ad2ce9ea6b”]

Melissa Musser, CPA, CIA, CITP, CISA

Partner and Director, Risk & Advisory Services

Read Bio