Samuel Florio, JD, DRM

Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services,
Santa Clara University

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Santa Clara University


Past President
Distinguished Risk Manager



Samuel Florio is the Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services at Santa Clara University (SCU). As AVP, he is responsible for all campus housing, dining services, conference services, campus ACCESS, campus bookstore and risk management. He was formerly, director, risk management and compliance at Santa Clara University (SCU) and the group risk administrator for the Jesuits West Insurance Group (JWIG). The Group consists of California's three Jesuit Universities - University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, and Loyola Marymount University and their religious communities, Jesuit High School, Sacramento and the USA West Province, Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and its related sites. As director, he is responsible for identifying, managing, and/or transferring risk for the JWIG and SCU, as well as actively aiding in managing risk for the Jesuit communities and high school. In conjunction with the risk managers of the other universities, he consistently shares best practices in risk transfer, control, and avoidance. Mr. Florio has taught a course, The Law in Higher Education, in the Santa Clara University School of Education's Higher Education Administration master's degree program. He currently serves as the Immediate Past President for the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA). He has a degree in history and a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University.