Business of Government Hour

Enterprise risk management at the Department of Veterans Affairs: A conversation with Preston Finley

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Mondays at 11:00 a.m. & Fridays at 1:00 p.m.

The Business of Government Hour, hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with government executives and thought leaders who are changing the way government does business. The show explores topics such as leadership, management, technology, innovation, public service, as well as the mission of government in the 21st century.


How is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) using Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to assess threats and opportunities facing the department and the veterans it serves? What is VA doing to promote and support a risk aware culture throughout the department? How is VA using strategic foresight and ERM to make better decisions? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Preston Finley, Director – Foresight, Strategic Planning & Risk Management within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.



Preston Finley is the Director of the Foresight, Strategic Planning and Risk Management team within the Office of Enterprise Integration in VA. He began his Federal Service with the Postal Service in 1994 and held numerous positions in Mail Processing Field Operations and Corporate positions in Marketing, Operations, Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Employee Engagement. Mr. Finley transferred to VA in 2017 and his current responsibilities include, but are not limited to, facilitating the Quadrennial Strategic Planning Process and the VA Strategic Plan, using Foresight tools to provide insights and emerging opportunities/risk to senior leadership and maturing all aspects of the VA Risk Management program.


The Business Of Government Hour

MONDAYS at 11:00 A.M. and FRIDAYS at 1:00 P.M.

Michael J. Keegan, Leadership Fellow, IBM Center for The Business of Government