Senior Advisor, Enterprise Risk Management
The Conference Board
Ellen Hexter is senior advisor, enterprise risk management at The Conference Board. She has served on the faculty of The Conference Board Directors’ Institute and worked with boards to provide director training in risk management practices and the role of the board in ERM oversight. She currently manages six councils at The Conference Board, including the European and U.S. Strategic Risk Management Councils and the Council of Financial Executives. Hexter is also the author or co-author of several reports from The Conference Board, including Managing Human Capital Risk, Risk Awareness into Performance: Integrating ERM and Performance Management, Managing Reputation Risk and Reward; ERM in India, Risky Business: Is ERM Losing Ground? and From Risk Management to Risk Strategy. She also contributes to the Director Notes series of The Conference Board Governance Center®.
Hexter is principal of Hexter & Company, a risk consulting firm. Prior to joining The Conference Board, she worked as an equity securities analyst for Cowen & Co. and Deutsche Bank in New York. Her career on Wall Street also included positions as a corporate credit analyst and a mergers and acquisitions specialist. Hexter received an AB from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Cleveland State University.