I would like to thank the Enterprise Risk Management team at Workiva for contributing to this book through excellent research and editorial support. In particular, I would like to thank Joe Boeser, Melissa Chen, Adam Gianforte, Garrett Lam, Jay Miller, Diva Sharma, Rachel Stern, and Zach Wiser. I want to especially thank Mark Ganem and Neil O'Hara for their outstanding editorial support. This book was the result of a collaborative team effort and it was truly my pleasure to work with such a great team.

I would also like to extend my appreciation to Paymon Aliabadi, Matt Feldman, Susan Hooker, Merri Beth Lavagnino, Bob Mark, and Jim Vinci for sharing their stories and experiences as chief risk officers across different industry sectors. Their experiences in ERM implementation provide useful and practical insights. They also offer good advice to risk professionals who aspire to become a CRO. Their compelling stories are featured in Chapter 11. I am confident that risk professionals, regardless of where they are in their careers, will be inspired by their stories and benefit from their advice. I know I have.

Finally, I would like to thank Bill Fallon and Judy Howarth from John Wiley & Sons for their patience and assistance throughout the book production process.

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