Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, Phillip B. Dendy

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Phillip B. Dendy, CRM, CIC, DRM, serves as the Chief Compliance and Risk Officer for the University of Texas System (UT System). In this role he is responsible for the oversight and direction of three departments, the Office of Risk Management, the Office of Systemwide Compliance and the Office of Information Security. These departments provide comprehensive risk management services to the UT System, its eight academic and six health institutions.

Mr. Dendy has over 30 years in the risk management industry. Since joining the UT System in 1995, he served as Associate Director for Workers’ Compensation Insurance, responsible for administration of the UT System self-insured workers’ compensation program. From 1999-2003, Mr. Dendy served as Director of Business Administrative Services which included the property and casualty insurance programs as well as facilities, accounting and purchasing, property management, travel, and airplane operations. Since 2003 he has served as Executive Director of the Office of Risk Management providing comprehensive services including risk analysis, risk control, risk financing and claims management. He was appointed Chief Compliance and Risk Officer in July 2016.

Mr. Dendy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Texas Tech University. He holds the designation of Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.  In 2017, the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) awarded him the honor of Distinguished Risk Manager (DRM).

Mr. Dendy is a founder, former president, and chair of the board of directors of drops of grace inc, a non-profit faith-based organization partnering with organizations for water, health, hygiene, and community development projects in Malawi, Africa and Nicaragua, and disaster recovery projects in the United States.

His wife, Liz is a registered nurse. Daughter, Madison, is a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Elementary Education and lives in Missouri with her husband Rob who serves in the Army with their grandson, Patton, and granddaughter, Piper.  Son, Tanner, is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is a Mechanical Design Engineer.  He lives in Greenville, North Carolina with his wife Colby who is a graduate of Baylor University and UT Health Science Center at Houston and is a Resident Physician.