David Parker

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David Parker


Risk Management Analyst, Central Arizona Project

Summary of Qualifications

David has worked to further the practice of public risk management for over 30 years as a risk manager, regulator and practice leader, and by actively supporting and serving on the boards of directors of both  national PRIMA and his local chapter. David has managed risk for state and local government, higher education, and special districts and has worked with and supported risk managers across the country in many different types and sizes of organization and leadership philosophies. His leadership development includes the certified public manager, leadership in police organizations, master continuity practitioner, and senior executives in state and local government programs. He has been recognized by PRIMA several times for his commitment to the practice of public risk management including PRIMA’s Certificate in Advanced Risk Management and International Exchange as well as Public Risk Manager of the Year awards.


David is responsible for strategic and enterprise risk management for the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (known locally as the Central Arizona Project), which serves approximately 80% of Arizona's population. He is a member of CAP's resiliency team and captive insurance management team.

Business Experience

Risk Management Analyst, Central Arizona Project
Director of Risk and Emergency Management, Angelo State University
Commissioner, Industrial Commission of Arizona
Public/Education Sector Practice Leader, Midwest Employers Casualty Company
Director of Risk Management, Pima County, Arizona
Risk Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation

ERM Experiencce

David led the development of Angelo State University's ERM program. ERM was already well integrated into CAP's operations and he extended the program by developing a risk assessment model for accomplishment of CAP's strategic plan objectives and action items.

Professional Affiliations

National PRIMA and Arizona PRIMA chapter since 1988 (Texas chapter while at ASU)
IPMA-HR and Grand Canyon State chapter
Arizona Self-Insurers Association
Arizona Captive Insurers Association

Former Membership:
URMIA (member, presenter, and conference Pilates instructor)
International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions


Associate in Risk Management (ARM), The Institutes
Risk Management for Public Entities (RMPE, ARM-P), The Institutes
Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Leadership in Police Organizations, Arizona POST
Certified Public Manager, Arizona State University
Master Continuity Practitioner, FEMA Emergency Management Institute
Infrastructure Protection Certificate Program, Texas A&M Engineering Extension (TEEX)
Senior Certified Professional, IPMA-HR


Member for
3 years 4 weeks