Mandy Riske
Risk Management Program Coordinator, City of San Marcos

Mandy Riske began her career with the City of San Marcos in 2015 as the HR Risk & Leave Coordinator and has steadily worked her way to her current role as the Risk Management Program Coordinator. In her role, she coordinates the workers’ compensation and return to work program, liability and auto claims administration, FMLA administration, safety education and awareness, Safety Coach program and AED management program.

Mandy is an excellent communicator and is known for being someone who can be counted on to get to the root of issues and offering up real solutions. She is innovative and always looking for a way to improve a project or practice. Mandy keeps employee safety at the forefront. She conducts regular safety trainings and if there is a request or need for a training, Mandy will always develop content or find a resource to provide it. There are even times that Mandy will visit worksites to get a better understanding of physical elements City employees work in, as well as assess if there is a safety concern that needs to be addressed or mitigated. She has built a rapport with employees, so they know she is there as an advocate for them.

Mandy holds an ADA Coordinator certification, American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Trainer certification, and has completed ARM 400 & ARM 401, and is currently in the process of completing the ARM 402 curriculum, with the hopes of receiving her Associate in Risk Management before the end of the year.

previous honorees / Risk Associate of the Year:

2021 - Melissa Ledesma, Safety & Risk Coordinator, City of Sugar Land
2020 - Phillip Davis, Risk Management Coordinator, City of Baytown
2019 -  Lizette Gomez, MPA, City of Edinburg
2018 - Jamee Higgins, City of Midland
2017 - Travis Yarbrough, Tarrant County
2016Meril Philip, City of Sugarland
2015Bruce Berry, Klein I.S.D.
2014Mark J. Vacek, CSP, Port of Houston Authority

2013Laurel S. Ferri, Corpus Christi I.S.D.
2012Carlos Garcia, City of Corpus Christi
2011Billy E. Moore, ARM, City of Grand Prairie
2010John Palm III, ARM, Mesquite I.S.D.
2009Raul Vasquez, City of Corpus Christi
2008Barbara Russell, ARM, Garland I.S.D.
2007Jeffery McMurray, City of Rowlett
2006Cindy Conyers, City of San Marcos
2005Cindy Purinton, Travis County
2004Martha Rider, Fort Bend County
2003Judyann Robinson, Mesquite I.S.D.