Welcome to the
New Orleans Chapter

About RMA

Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, and operational risk.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA has 1,600 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the Association by 31,000 individuals located throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia/Pacific.

Interested in getting involved with RMA and this Chapter? Go to www.rmahq.org/membership to find out how.

About the Chapter

The New Orleans Chapter, like all RMA chapters, is organized and run by volunteer members. We strongly encourage current or prospective members to become involved in shaping the future direction of the chapter by contacting any of the current officers or committee chairs. We would also be happy to discuss the many benefits that can be derived from membership in RMA.

Also visit the Mid-South Regional Chapter website.

RMA Announcements


Join Us for RMA’s Governance, Compliance, and Operational Resiliency (GCOR) XVII Virtual Conference

In today’s complex environment, business operating models are under increasing pressure as institutions seek to launch new products, leverage technology, reduce staffing, outsource critical activities, reengineer business processes, partner with firms unfamiliar with the bank regulatory environment, and accelerate their ESG strategies.  Developed by RMA’s Operational Risk and ERM Councils, GCOR XVII – RMA’s 17th annual Governance, Compliance and Operational Resiliency conference – being held as a virtual conference June 5-8 – will provide you with the insights and tools from leading practitioners to meet your institution’s evolving risk management needs.

Register today to secure your spot at the only conference by the industry for the industry, early bird registration ends May 3rd.


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The New Orleans Chapter of RMA elected its 2022-2023 Board of Directors at their March 16th board meeting. 

Officers and Directors are:

President - Chris Miller, Hancock Whitney
Vice President - Sam Giesier, Advantage Capital
Secretary - Eric Gautheir, Hancock Whitney
Treasurer - Zamir Luna, Citibank

Education Chair - Christa White, Hancock Whitney
Communications Chair - Brent Cheramie, Capital One
Programming Chair - Chris Miller, Hancock Whitney
Young Professionals Chair - Eric Gautheir, Hancock Whitney
Audit Chair - Tom Archer, Hancock Whitney
Academic Chair - David Burrell, Hancock Whitney

Revitalizing the RMA New Orleans Chapter

The New Orleans Chapter’s reconstituted board was charged with revitalizing the chapter for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.   Since the year began in September 2019, the board’s enthusiasm has spurred an exciting year!  We have staged the following activities through March 2020:

         Economic Update from GNO, Inc. President & CEO Michael Hecht

         Young Professionals Social Event

         Women’s ABC Golf Clinic held at English Turn

         Three RMA webinars

              The CRE Scene

              Strategies for a Downturn

              OCC’s Fall 2019 Semiannual Risk Perspective

         Three RMA Classes:

              Analyzing Business Tax Returns

              Analyzing Personal Financial Statements and Tax Returns

              Structuring Commercial Loans I

         RMA Night Out with the New Orleans Pelicans

         University Outreach
- Presentations and student events at the Univ. of New Orleans and Tulane

         Annual Conference Support - RMA’s Annual Risk Management Conference – October 2019

         Upcoming Events…

         Please take advantage of these upcoming activities before this fiscal year ends in August 2020:

           Leveraged Lending Update: A Risk Readiness Webinar – April 21, 2020

           Detecting Problems Loans/Problem Loan Workouts classes - April 22-23, 2020

           Economic Update for these Uncertain Times (in planning stages potentially May 2020)

         Thanks so much to our board members for their efforts and energy in revitalizing the N.O. Chapter.


         Chris Miller

         President, RMA New Orleans Chapter