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Safety Officer Management

Plainsboro, New Jersey, United States
August 29, 2018

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William Francis Brossman, Jr.


SUMMARY Senior level expertise providing compliance, tax, risk and ethics advice to a variety of entities, including Fortune 50 companies, a leading research university, and insurers and government organizations. Notable roles included: Global ERM Process Leader and Corporate Chief Risk Officer for a large professional services firm and Chief Compliance Officer for a health care consulting firm with responsibility for licensing, privacy, and other regulatory standards.


2016 (Current) Founding Partner

Black Swan Partners LLC, San Francisco, CA

Providing strategic and tactical risk, ethics and compliance consulting support to organizations. Current engagements include providing ERISA and regulatory advice to a prestigious West Coast academic medical center in implementing healthcare delivery innovations to lower cost and improve quality of care for targeted national employer health plan populations.

2010 - 2016 ERM Process Leader and Corporate Chief Risk Officer Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., New York, NY

Led a world class, global Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) function for a Fortune 100 enterprise with 55,000 colleagues and four elite operating companies. Responsibilities included business continuity and resiliency, physical and travel security, and risk reporting to the ‘C Suite’ and the Board. Key areas of focus included building a culture of accountability through a sustainable risk framework that wove risk mindfulness into the firm’s business and strategic processes. Developed and helped nourish key risk framework attributes aimed at sustainable, transparent and effective attainment of risk management objectives, including: (1) rigorous focus on identification, assessment and mitigation/right-sizing of risk, (2) rational risk oversight, reporting and governance, and

(3) creation and launch of the firm's inaugural Risk Appetite Statement articulating MMC’s risk-taking philosophy.

2005 - 2010 Chief Compliance Officer and Worldwide Partner Mercer Health & Benefits LLC, Princeton, NJ

Developed and led the Compliance function for a large US healthcare consultancy. Collaborated with business leaders to maintain an ethical environment and to achieve compliance with regulations by developing and maintaining policies and procedures in support of a culture of integrity and excellence. Other specific responsibilities included: maintaining compliance with a comprehensive New York Attorney General Settlement Agreement, promoting ethics awareness and responsibility through training and regular colleague, leader and board communications, and conducting periodic monitoring and risk assessments to identify and mitigate regulatory, operational and reputational risks across Mercer's businesses, with a particular focus on duties owed to clients. 2004 - 2005 Tax Partner (Principal)

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, New York, NY

Led Compliance and Regulatory Practice for Metro New York market for PWC. Responsibilities included sales and business development and management of ten lawyers and paralegals.

1987 - 2004 Principal


Mercer, Princeton, NJ

Led Mercer's National Regulatory Resource Group and its data privacy and security initiatives with a technical focus on fiduciary, tax, HIPAA, FERPA, ERISA, ADA, FMLA, COBRA and other regulatory requirements governing healthcare and HR program design and administration. Sold and led compliance and risk management reviews for Fortune 50 employers and for major colleges and universities. Developed risk management standards for employers and managed care organizations to mitigate regulatory and litigation risk. Assisted numerous entities in obtaining licensure, including preparation and filing of state licensing applications and certifications. Developed and deployed training and other web-based compliance programs and tools. 1986 - 1987 Tax Associate

Cooley LLP (formerly Dow, Lohnes & Albertson), Wash., DC Tax associate for a large law firm focusing on federal tax practice including partnership, corporate, Subchapter S, estate planning and employee benefits. 1984 - 1986 Attorney Advisor

United States Tax Court, Washington, DC

Researched and wrote legal memoranda on federal tax issues as an Attorney-Advisor to the Honorable Richard C. Wilbur (Retired) of the United States Tax Court. EDUCATION

MSc. Risk Management – NYU, Stern School of Business, New York, NY LL.M (Taxation) – New York University, School of Law, New York, NY JD (Cum Laude) – Western New England University, School of Law, Springfield, MA BA (with Honors), Political Science – Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA BAR MEMBERSHIPS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Admitted to the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC Bars Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional


Safety Officer/Board of Directors

Cranbury-Plainsboro Little League, Plainsboro, NJ

Safety officer, coach and board of directors volunteer for local Little League organization.

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