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Risk Advisory Board

Christy Kaufman

Head of Development and Compliance

American Family Ventures

Christy Kaufman is a recognized leader in the risk management community who has spent time in virtually every area of the risk and insurance ecosystem, from underwriter, to consultant, to risk manager, to educator to Insurtech strategist. At American Family Insurance, a Fortune 500 multi-line, multi-channel insurance company, Christy leads continuous improvement across all aspects of Business Development, including AmFam Ventures, innovation and adjacent businesses. She is also the Chief Compliance Officer of AmFam Ventures. Prior to her current role, Christy headed Risk Management and was Chief of Staff to the General Counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies. She was also formerly a Risk Management consultant for Marsh, Aon and Ernst & Young, where she helped clients in the areas of ERM, compliance, governance, business continuity planning, insurance program management and strategic risk financing. Passionate about advancing the careers of young professionals, Christy is a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin School of Business where she teaches graduate level courses, sits on the Risk Management and Insurance MBA Advisory Board, and was awarded the Actuarial Science Risk Management and Insurance department’s Distinguished Friend award in 2014. Christy was named a “Woman to Watch” by “Business Insurance” magazine in 2017. She holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and a master’s degree in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Wisconsin and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU.)