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Dave Bartholomew

Lecturer; Director of Governance, Risk & Assurance, CUNA Mutual Group

As Director of Governance, Risk & Assurance for CUNA Mutual Group, Dave Bartholomew has accountability for the board and corporate governance team, the internal audit function, and various components of the ERM program. In this position, he was responsible for implementing the enterprise risk monitoring process, which included designing the roles, building the team, and implementing the processes necessary to monitor risks consistently across the company, drive assurance activities, and comply with new regulatory requirements. He subsequently led the integration of risk management activities within the strategy management system and the implementation of a quantification model for strategic and operational risks.

In addition to his current role, Bartholomew has served in positions of increasing accountability in multiple functions across his more than twenty-year tenure with the company. He has had roles in financial reporting, financial and operational analysis of the salesforce, IT management, and system development. He was named to his current role in 2012.

Bartholomew currently holds Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations. He resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife.


  • M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater