ELLIOTT LONG: RISING STAR AWARD.

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Author: Justin Smulison
Date: Apr. 2021
From: Risk Management(Vol. 68, Issue 3)
Publisher: Sabinet Online
Document Type: Article
Length: 708 words
Lexile Measure: 1420L

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Even though he is still in the early stages of his career, RIMS Rising Star Award winner ELLIOTT LONG has already demonstrated an undeniable passion for enterprise risk management (ERM) that is sure to make him a leader in the practice.

A 2014 graduate of the University of Georgia, Long began his career at Deloitte before joining Aflac's ERM division in 2016. "It was a perfect time to join the ERM team because the COSO ERM and ISO 31000 frameworks were updated shortly thereafter," he said. "The profession and best practices were changing, which was fortuitous for me because I was new to ERM and all ERM professionals were adapting at the same time I was. It has been helpful to bounce ideas off of ERM professionals at other companies to tailor these changes to our own respective companies."

Long soon caught the eye of Aflac's leadership by incorporating and customizing best practices from research provided by RIMS, COSO and other sources of ERM thought leadership to fit Aflac US. This effort resulted in the formation and...

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