Appointments in the Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance and the Office of General Counsel

December 21, 2015

Members of the Rutgers Community:

I am writing to announce management changes within the Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance and the Office of General Counsel.  

First, I am pleased to announce that William F. Brossman, Jr. has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Enterprise Risk, Ethics and Compliance Officer for Rutgers University.  He begins his tenure on January 4, 2016.

Mr. Brossman brings deep and relevant expertise in risk management and compliance to this position.  For the past five years he has served as Corporate Chief Risk Officer and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Process Leader for Marsh & McLennan Companies, a leading professional services firm with offices in 50 countries. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Brossman was the chief compliance officer for the healthcare consulting firm Mercer Health & Benefits, and, for 17 years before that, served as that firm’s national compliance practice leader. Having handled healthcare-related regulatory issues for many years, he is particularly well-suited to ensuring that Rutgers takes full advantage of the opportunities—and navigates the risks—of our new era as a comprehensive public research university.

Mr. Brossman earned a J.D. from Western New England University School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation law from New York University School of Law. He also holds a master’s degree in risk management from NYU’s Stern School of Business and certification from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.

I want to thank Frances Bouchoux, who has served with dedication and integrity and has done an outstanding job as Interim Senior Vice President for the past 19 months. Ms. Bouchoux will now serve as Vice President and Deputy Chief Risk Officer; in this position, she will develop and expand the institutional compliance program, including the ethics and privacy programs, and direct the Enterprise Risk Management Program.  

As noted in a previous communication, we have launched a search for a new Senior Vice President and General Counsel. As we complete the process, I have asked Lisa Wahler to serve as Interim Senior Vice President, effective January 4, 2016.

Lisa, who holds three academic degrees from Rutgers, including her J.D., has been a valued member of the Office of General Counsel since her appointment in 2002. She was instrumental in supporting Rutgers during the Restructuring Act integration and has remained a constant source of support for the Office of General Counsel. We are pleased that she is supporting Rutgers again by accepting this interim role.

Please join me in welcoming Bill, applauding Fran, and wishing Lisa well in her interim appointment.


Robert Barchi