970.491.7726 – Sally.Alexander@colostate.edu

Sally Alexander serves as Director, and Chief Risk Officer for Colorado State University. She manages the operations of the Office of Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) as well as leading institutional risk management efforts on campus. RMI operations include Workers Compensation, Temporary Modified Duty, Ergonomics, International Risk Management, self insurance reserves, insurance program, claims management, special events, contract review, certificates of insurance, training, AED/CPR Program, and Business Continuity.

She served on the Board of Directors of URMIA (2013-17) and co-chaired URMIA’s Governmental Regulatory Affairs Committee (GRAC 2013-17). She has co-presented at URMIA conferences as sessions about “Exporting Risk Management: Risk Assessment Workshop”, “Cost of Compliance”, and “Risk Management of Remote Research Sites.” In 2019 she was awarded CSU’s Office of International Programs “Distinguished Service Award” in recognition of outstanding contributions to the internationalization of Colorado State University. She co-authored with Mary Breighner, edited by Jeanne M. Drewes, the updated edition of Risk Management and Insurance Manual for Libraries published in 2021 by American Library Association. She is also the author of a series of children’s chapter books The Adventures of Caitlin and Rio.

Prior to joining CSU in 2008 she worked for Larimer County as Risk Manager, and prior to that she worked in Risk Management at the City and County of Denver. Originally from South Africa, she practiced law in the field of Insurance Law (both plaintiff and defendant work). She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) degree from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa; a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management (MEPM) from the University of Denver, Colorado. She also has her Associates in Risk Management (ARM). She graduated May 2018 from CSU with her Master’s of Business Administration (MBA).

970.491.2724 – Frank.Gonzales@Colostate.edu

Frank Gonzales is the manager of both the ergonomics program and AED/CPR program for Colorado State University. Frank has a bachelor’s of science degree in health and exercise science and a master’s degree in education, both from Colorado State University.

His graduate studies in the Adult Education and Training program focused on ergonomics education for adult learners. Frank has extensive education in ergonomics through his undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as education through attendance at numerous ergonomics seminars and national conferences held throughout the country. Frank has several ergonomics certifications, most notably as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) through the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE). Frank is a member of both the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and the America Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

970.491.6169 – Angela.Gray@colostate.edu

Angela Gray a Risk Management Assistant, providing support to worker’s compensation. Born in South Dakota, she moved to Fort Collins via Savannah and Minneapolis in 2007. Prior to joining CSU, Angela worked in retail, including owning and operating her own fabric store, Mama Said Sew. When she is not helping to process claims, Angela likes to spend her time quilting, knitting, mountain biking and skiing.

970.491.4833 – Eric.March@Colostate.edu

Eric March serves Risk Management & Insurance by providing health and safety insight, managing liability with regards to infrastructure projects, assists with accident investigations and loss control concerns. Eric manages the Safety & Industrial Hygiene unit for Environmental Health Services. Eric has worked at CSU since 1997 and has 19 years of health and safety experience with several environmental and safety certifications.

970.491.1432 – Joyce.Pratt@colostate.edu

Joyce Pratt serves as the assistant to the Director of Risk Management & Insurance. She holds a B.S degree in Biology with a minor in Anatomy/ Neurobiology. Joyce primarily works with CSU and their community members to help with certificates of insurance, insurance renewals, special events, and vehicles. She comes to RMI from FWCB and has been on campus for over 30 years. She is a life-long learner, thoroughly enjoys being part of the CSU community and all it has to offer.  She loves Colorado, but her heart belongs to the beach and ocean.

970.491.6342 – Derek.Smallwood@colostate.edu

Derek Smallwood sits in a dual role in international risk management for both CSU Education Abroad and the Office of Risk Management and Insurance. He serves in the evaluation of international risk and risk mitigation and oversees departmentally initiated activities and undergraduate advising for the Middle East and Africa. Derek has a bachelor’s of art in Global Studies and is pursuing a master’s in Sociology at CSU.

970.491.4832 – Kenda.Weigang@colostate.edu

Kenda Weigang is the Workers’ Compensation manager for Colorado State University. She holds a master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation with minor in business from the University of Northern Colorado. Kenda came to CSU in 2001 as a consultant for both the Ergonomics and Temporary Modified Duty programs, joining RMI full time in 2011. She has over 30 years of experience in the fields of rehabilitation, workers’ compensation and expert witness testimony for the various lines of insurance.

She was one of Pinnacol Assurance’s initial Return to Work coordinators, responsible for setting up the state-wide Return to Work Program for policy holders. Professionally, Kenda is recognized as a Certified Medical Case Manager and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.


Erika Lund assists Risk Management by providing maintenance and correspondence to the AED program. Erika has a Bachelor of Political Science from Colorado State University and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Business Administration. Erika is also a Red Cross certified instructor and teaches CPR, AED, and First Aid classes to the CSU community. Outside of work, Erika enjoys making pottery, going rock climbing, and listening to local bands. 


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