Phillip B. Dendy, CRM, CIC, serves as the Chief Compliance and Risk Officer for The University of Texas System. His responsibilities include evaluating, developing, establishing, and maintaining effective Systemwide compliance programs that promote compliance awareness through education and training, and that prevent, monitor, detect, and respond to non-compliance.
Mr. Dendy also serves as the Executive Director of Risk Management for the U.T. System. Mr. Dendy is responsible for the oversight and direction of the Office of Risk Management, which provides comprehensive services including risk analysis, risk control, risk financing and claims management to the System’s eight academic and six healthcare institutions.
Mr. Dendy has over 25 years in the insurance and risk management industry. From 1999-2003, Mr. Dendy served as Director of Business Administrative Services, which included the property and casualty insurance programs, as well as facilities, accounting and purchasing, property management, travel, and airplane operations.
Mr. Dendy earned a BBA in Management from Texas Tech University. He holds the designation of Certified Risk Manager and Certified Insurance Counselor from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. He is active in professional organizations and has served as Chair of the Professional Development Committee for the University Risk Management and Insurance Association, and on the Board of Directors of the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas . He currently serves on the Governing Committee for the Texas FAIR Plan.
Mr. Dendy is a founder, president, and member of the Board of Directors of drops of grace inc., a non-profit faith-based organization partnering with organizations for water, health, hygiene, and community development projects in Malawi, Nicaragua, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and disaster recovery projects in the United States.
His wife, Liz is a registered nurse. Their daughter, Madison, is a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Education and lives in Watertown, New York with her husband Rob who serves in the Army. Their son, Tanner, is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is a Mechanical Design Engineer. He lives in the Houston area with his wife, Colby, who is a graduate of Baylor University and is in medical school at UT Health Science Center at Houston.
Last updated January 2015
Trey Atchley serves as the Chief Inquiry Officer for the U.T. System. His responsibilities include conducting and managing investigations involving allegations of misconduct requested by the Chancellor, Board of Regents, Deputy Chancellor, and Chief Compliance and Risk Officer. He also assists, conducts, and oversees investigations referred by the fourteen U.T. Institutions. He maintains contracts with external investigators and works closely with the General Counsel, Chief Audit Executive, Executive Officers and law enforcement. Mr. Atchley leads the U.T. System Triage Team consisting of representatives from Compliance, Legal, Human Resources, Audit, and Health and Academic Affairs.
Prior to joining the U.T. System, Mr. Atchley served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for approximately 21 years. In that capacity, he investigated violations involving both criminal and national security matters. He was responsible for partnering with cleared contractors and universities conducting proprietary research, and was tasked with assisting those companies and institutions in protecting their proprietary or classified work from exploitation by state sponsored actors. Mr. Atchley was certified by the FBI as an Adjunct Faculty member and authorized to provide instruction in crisis and hostage negotiation matters, and interview and interrogation topics. He was also certified by the Department of Justice to conduct employment-related mediations. Mr. Atchley served as the San Antonio Division Crisis Negotiation Coordinator for approximately 7 years. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating 12 hostage/crisis negotiators as they responded to domestic crisis situations and international kidnappings for ransom.
Mr. Atchley received his BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and his JD from the SMU Dedman School of Law. Mr. Atchley is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas.
Last updated January 2017
Jason King serves as the Associate Systemwide Compliance Officer and Ethics Officer for the U.T. System. He provides guidance on a number of issues; including conflicts of interest, nepotism, gifts, honorarium, and political activity.
Before joining the Systemwide Compliance Office, Mr. King worked for the U.T. System Office of General Counsel, where he was responsible for providing legal and ethical counsel, training and assistance to administrators Systemwide. Mr. King has also previously served as an Assistant General Counsel of the Texas Ethics Commission.
He received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and his law degree from Baylor University. Mr. King is a member of the Texas State Bar and earned Municipal Law Certification from the Texas Municipal League.
Last updated January 2017
David Givens serves as the Assistant Systemwide Compliance Officer for the U.T. System. His responsibilities include providing guidance and direction to the compliance programs across the System’s eight academic and six healthcare institutions. Mr. Givens also facilitates the institutional reporting of significant events and the quarterly compliance program metrics from the institutions. In addition, David manages the Systemwide Compliance Academy which provides professional development opportunities on various compliance topics, and serves as an education and communication tool for compliance objectives and initiatives.
Prior to joining U.T. System, Mr. Givens held various finance management and controller positions for 15 years at Dell, Intel and AMR (parent of American Airlines). His responsibilities at Dell included serving as controller accountable for all financial aspects of the vendor funding program which had revenue in excess of $100 million annually, and providing financial support to product development teams for the Storage line of business. While at Intel his responsibilities included supporting the worldwide corporate capital acquisitions operations team in purchasing capital fabrication equipment in excess of $2 billion annually.
Mr. Givens received his BBA and MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.
Last updated January 2015