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Jon Kucskar

Jon Kucskar, JD, serves as the inaugural Deputy Chief Risk Officer. He plays a key role within the Office of Institutional Risk Management (IRM) – including as Chair of the university-wide IRM Committee – in implementing JHU’s long-standing IRM program and on a variety of other risk-related issues.

Prior to joining JHU in 2023, Jon served as Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Notably, Jon led UMB’s ERM program in developing and implementing a new risk assessment framework; oversaw the Office of Risk Management (insurance, workers’ compensation, and property/auto claims); and played critical leadership and coordination roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, Jon served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor of Maryland, Senior Advisor to the Maryland Public Service Commission, Senior Attorney at the U.S. Government Accountability Office; and law clerk for the Honorable Jillyn K. Schulze, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Each academic year since 2014, he has taught as an adjunct law professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He was named to The Daily Record’s VIP List and is a graduate of Leadership Maryland.

Jon earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Maryland Carey School of Law; his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Boston College; and a Certificate in Intercultural Leadership from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate School.

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