For Immediate Release
October 17, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Strategic Leadership Advisors LLC today announced that Chief Risk Officer and CEO Dr. Karen Hardy has been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration for inclusion in its 2023 Class of Academy Fellows in recognition of her years of public administration service and expertise.
“It is truly an honor to be included in this impressive group of thought leaders, scholars, and experts,” says Dr. Hardy.
Dr. Hardy has dedicated her career to solving problems and supporting the mission of various agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Commerce. Her contributions to enterprise risk management are notable, including creating best practices and policies that continue to influence agency operations. Dr. Hardy is a founding member and served
as a board vice-president for the Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) and is the author of the textbook Enterprise Risk Management: A Guide for Government Professionals.
“I am very pleased to welcome Dr.Karen Hardy to the Academy’s 2023 class of Fellows,” said Terry Gerton, President and CEO of the Academy. “Our distinguished Academy Fellows are nationally recognized and respected for their expertise in the field of public administration, and Dr.Hardy is no exception,” said Terry Gerton, President and CEO of the Academy. “We proudly welcome this outstanding new class of Fellows that will help advance the Academy vision - a just, fair, and inclusive government that strengthens communities and protects democracy.”
Selection of the Academy’s new Fellows follows a rigorous review of the individual’s contributions to the field of public administration and policy. A Fellows Nominating Committee makes its recommendations to the full Fellowship, which then votes on those individuals to be elected. The 2023 class joins nearly 1,000 Academy Fellows -- including former cabinet officers, members of
Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators.