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Ask the Executive with Al Davis


Al Davis is currently the chief risk officer at Nelnet, a public company with more than $23 billion in assets. He has 30 years of risk management, compliance, information security, business development, financial analysis, debt financing, credit underwriting, accounting, treasury management, business continuity, and leadership experience. Prior to Nelnet, Davis was a senior vice president at Wells Fargo & Company responsible for credit underwriting, debt financing, and lending practices. When Davis is not managing risk for Nelnet, he enjoys kayaking and spending time with his wife Jane and dog Bella on his farm in Leesburg, Va. Protiviti released an executive summary sharing executive perspectives of the Top Risks in 2019. The focus was on identifying key issues being discussed in the boardroom and C-suite: https://www.protiviti.com/sites/default/files/united_states/insights/nc-state-protiviti-survey-top-risks-2019-executive-summary.pdf. Al Davis was asked to respond to questions from this executive summary relating to operational risks. HUBER: Operational risks are those that may impact