Merri Beth Lavagnino is Chief Risk Officer for Indiana University. She directs the Enterprise Risk Management program, which involves coaching executive and senior management to improve strategic risk management skills; collating risk information from across the university to better inform decision-making; and connecting risk owners, subject matter experts, and others to collaboratively address cross-functional enterprise risks.

Lavagnino has more than 30 years of experience working in higher education in medium and large universities, both public and private, and a regional consortium. She has worked in a variety of roles including support staff, faculty, and administrator; and in many disciplines including libraries, information technology, learning technology, security, policy, privacy, compliance, and risk. She enjoys contributing to the profession through speaking, teaching, writing, and service activities both locally and nationally.