Enterprise Risk Management

The Office of Enterprise Risk Management oversees and facilitates the university’s risk management program and strategies designed to protect and enhance Appalachian State University’s value. These efforts include management of the University’s property and casualty programs, production of risk assessments, and collaborations with risk owners to continuously find effective and creative ways to manage everyday risk.

Our ERM Program is designed to simplify University governance and enhance the execution of the institution’s strategic plan and critical activities. The Program strives to provide the leaders with actionable strategic intelligence with a pragmatic focus on optimizing decision making, speed to success, and resource allocation. As a byproduct, the University’s return on finite resources is optimized, strategic priorities are achieved on time, and our reputation as a university of distinction is furthered.

Need a Vehicle Insured?

Need a vehicle insured? No problem, we’ll just need the following:

General Information

  • Fund # to which we allocate the insurance premium
  • Department which owns/operates vehicle


  • Make (ex: Toyota, Honda, Ford)
  • Model (ex: Tacoma, Civic, F150)
  • Year
  • Serial (VIN)
  • Vehicle Value
  • Plate number (optional)
  • Vehicle number (optional)


  • Coverage Start Date
  • Coverage End Date (if known)

Loss Payee (if leased or rented)

  • Garage address

Enterprise Risk Manager

For assistance, please send an email to erm@appstate.edu 


Omar Gonzalez

Omar Gonzalez

Interim Enterprise Risk Manager

Omar Gonzalez is from Hendersonville, NC. He is a U.S. Army Veteran with specialized training in all-source intelligence analysis, reconnaissance, personnel security, and physical security. While serving on active duty, he worked in Secret Compartmentalized Information Facilities, where he researched and presented intelligence summaries and led fusion cells that integrated all intelligence disciplines for course of action development.

He is a recent App Alum who received a BS in Actuarial Sciences with minors in Risk Management & Insurance and statistics. Omar is also a Master of Science Candidate in our Applied Data Analytics program. 

 Omar is also involved with AppR.I.S.E., an experiential cluster of students and faculty who are teaching, learning, and doing applied research that can impact businesses and policymakers in managing risks.

Omar was previously an intern for the risk management office at AppState and USAA in their Risk and Compliance division. His research and application interests are in strategic and enterprise risk management, psychology and economics, decision-making under uncertainty, and statistical programming.