Debra Ojo has more than 20 years of experience in municipality risk management. She currently serves as the Director for the Office of Risk Management overseeing the City’s occupational health and safety, commercial insurance, workers’ compensation and general liability programs. Since arriving at the City in 2013, Ms. Ojo has worked diligently to develop a culture of safety throughout the City. As a result, the City has been recognized internationally by the World Safety Organization and has received awards from National and State Public Risk Management Associations (PRIMA), National Safety Council and Department of Transportation.
Ms. Ojo previously served as Director of Risk Management for the City of Dallas where she reduced the City’s total cost of risk by $12 million; recovered over $3.5 million in revenue through subrogation recoveries; reduced the workers’ compensation budget by $3 million and the frequency of injuries by 640 over a five-year period. Her accomplishments were recognized by the State of Texas (PRIMA) where she received the State’s Achievement Award as well as a Proclamation from the City’s Mayor.
Ms. Ojo U.S. Army veteran.
- Master of Public Administration (MPA), Troy University
- Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Professional Memberships and Community Involvement
- National and State Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)
- Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
- National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA)
- National Safety Council - Government and Public Sector Division
- Reach - Community Outreach Ministry, CW Ministry
Ms. Ojo is a Florida native and enjoys traveling, interior design and shopping.