Gary Rosenblum, MS, ARM 

Senior Director Risk Management Services

Gary Rosenblum, ARM

Mr. Rosenblum (Gary) joined the Risk Management Services team on June 30, 2017 as the Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Sacramento State. As the Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, he directs Risk Management Services; Environment, Health and Safety; and Workers Compensation Departments for the University. He drives continuous improvement for safety and environmental protection on campus for all students, faculty, administration, staff and visitors.

Gary holds a Master of Science degree in Toxicology from the University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, 1981 and a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the State University of New York (SUNY) Albany, Albany, NY, 1976.

After over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Risk and EHS management, safety, industrial hygiene and toxicology, Gary decided it was time to work for public service not corporations, and that a University was the best place to use his expertise. He has worked as a Global Director for EHS in the private sector for corporations including Nike and Americold, and as a Senior EHS manager at ARCO. He has been in government as a Risk Manager for the City of Palm Desert in Southern California for ten years, and has worked for one of the world’s leading non-profit safety organizations, as Senior Director of the Campbell Institute, the EHS Center of Excellence at the National Safety Council in Chicago, IL.

Gary was nominated in 2010 by the Secretary of Labor to a 2-year term on NACOSH, the volunteer unpaid Advisory Committee that provides advice and thought leadership to top executive management at OSHA and NIOSH. He was the ISHN magazine’s “Top 100 EHS Pros” in 2012.

His areas of expertise include Executive Risk and EHS management, Strategic development of Risk and EHS functions for success, developing employee engagement and trust, emergency management and business continuity with a special emphasis on early earthquake warning systems. He has been a frequent keynote presenter at Risk Management, EHS and other related national and international conferences. He enjoys teaching and developing new and refreshing ways to look at high performance safety and risk management.