Tim Wiseman

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William T. “Tim” Wiseman, MBA, ARM-E


Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Risk Management at East Carolina University

Summary of Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as East Carolina University’s Chief Risk Officer and enterprise risk management program developer
  • 25+ years of progressive management experience and expertise in finance operations, resource management, strategic leadership of complex, diverse, and effects-based enterprises, and operational risk management and control
  • Associate in Risk Management – Enterprise-Wide Risk Management (ARM-E)
  • Military comptroller assignments at army division, corps, and major command levels
  • 6 years of experience in governance of a non-profit ministry organization in multiple positions of stewardship and oversight
  • Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A (RET))
  • Department of Defense legislative liaison subject matter expert
  • Faculty member for PrepAdemy - teaching both ERM and Risk Financing Courses


As the Chief Risk Officer for East Carolina University (ECU), Tim is charged with developing, implementing and sustaining the university’s enterprise risk management program.  He leads ECU’s effort to recognize, measure, and assess business risk from an enterprise perspective.  Additionally, Tim assists in the establishment of effective monitoring and control measures, and advises senior administration officials on risk considerations related to strategic decision-making. 

Business Experience

Prior to joining East Carolina University, Tim served over 25 years in the Army as a Finance Corps officer and resource manager, serving with distinction in both command and staff positions at all ranks and levels from captain to colonel.  Tim’s diverse assignments included tours with the 25th Infantry Division (L), Schofield Barracks, HI; 1st Armored Division, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; XVIII Airborne Corps and US Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC; US Army III Corps, Fort Hood Texas;  and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller-Congressional Budget Liaison, The Pentagon.  His last military assignment was as the Chief of Staff for the United States Army’s Cadet Command at Fort Monroe, Virginia.  This headquarters directed the operations of the Army ROTC programs at over 273 universities including the Army ROTC program at East Carolina University. 

ERM Experience

Tim’s experience as a senior leader in finance and resource management in the Army included enterprise-wide risk management responsibilities in financial controls, management internal control systems, and prevention of fraud, waste and abuse.  He regularly applied advanced/composite risk management practices and principles to high-risk military training activities involving complex systems, weaponry and integrated personnel and financial operations in large organizations. 

At East Carolina University since 2009, Tim has served as primary ERM advisor to ECU’s chancellor, senior leaders, and the board of trustees on matters of institutional risk and response.  He has completed numerous risk consultations and special reviews in support of management decisions, and has developed a clear message, focus, and direction for the university’s ERM program and culture.  He chairs a forty member risk committee, and has successfully established an effective two-year model for risk identification, assessment, treatment, and monitoring/adjustment. 

An avid proponent of ERM best practices and principles, Tim has been a willing coach and mentor to other risk management professionals attempting to establish or mature their ERM programs.  Tim has presented at various risk management forums to include RIMS, URMIA, FERM and AGA conferences and workshops, and is also a faculty member for PrepAdemy, an online training company offering courses to help prepare risk management professionals for certification and designation examinations.   

Professional Affiliations

URMIA – University Risk Management and Insurance Association

PRIMA – Public Risk Management Association

RIMS – Risk and Insurance Management Society

ASMC – American Society of Military Comptrollers

AUSA – Association of the United States Army


B.S. in Business Administration, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

MBA, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

M.S. in National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

ARM-E designation, Associate in Risk Management-Enterprise-Wide Risk Management designation, Insurance Institute of America


Member for
6 years 11 months