Management & Organization

Thomas H. Stanton is a Past President of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) , an organization dedicated to improving risk management in federal agencies and programs. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), and served as a member of the federal Senior Executive Service for almost five years. One of his recent books is Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2012), building on his service with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, where he interviewed numerous CEOs, bankers, traders, risk officers, regulators and policymakers. Another recent book, edited with Douglas Webster, is Managing Risk and Performance: A Guide for Government Decision Makers (John Wiley & Sons, 2014).

 Improving risk management

“Enterprise Risk Management (ERM): A Powerful Federal Management Tool,” guidebook prepared for the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), February 2017

"Improving Government Decision Making Through Enterprise Risk Management" by Douglas W. Webster and Thomas H. Stanton, 2015

“The Growing Movement for Enterprise Risk Management in Government: The United States Begins to Catch Up,” Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, September 2015

“Bringing Risk-Awareness into the Culture: Enlisting Support of the Agency’s ‘Barons,’” Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management, AFERM Updates, August 2012

“Governance, Risk Management and the Financial Crisis: Learnings from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission,” PRMIA DC, RiskJournal, Summer 2012

“Firms That Thrive vs. Those That Fail: A Relentless Pattern,” Corporate Compliance Insights, July 18, 2012

“Backing up the Risk Professional: Creating a Risk Monitor for the Financial System.”
Risk Professional Magazine, February 2010

Defending Cyberspace: Protecting Individuals, Government Agencies and Private Companies Against Persistent and Evolving Threats,” monograph, Johns Hopkins University, July 2008

“Developing and Implementing Comprehensive Identity Management Systems: Insights from a Symposium at the Johns Hopkins University,” 2003

"Nonquantifiable Risks and Financial Institutions:  The Mercantilist Legal Framework of Banks, Thrifts and Government-Sponsored Enterprises," in Global Risk Based Capital Regulations, edited by Professors Charles Stone and Anne Zissu, (Irwin Professional, 1994).

Improving governance and management

“Help Borrowers, Don’t Hurt Them: Federal Credit Programs Need to Focus on Outcomes, Not Volume,” Public Administration Review, November/December 2017.

“Effects of Success on Management Performance,” Commentary, Public Administration Review, July/August 2017.

"The Governance Structure of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: An Independent Review," September 2013 (Served as Chair of the study panel).

“CEOs need to Improve Relations with Their Regulators Too,” Chief Executive, August 23, 2012

“Resilient Cultures Thrive On Feedback, So Start Talking,” Fast Company, August 17, 2012

“Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis,” Leader’s Edge, August 4, 2012