Assistant Director Georgene Rye of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has been named the Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund’s 2015 Outstanding Risk Manager of the Year. This award is considered one of the highest levels of recognition offered by FSRMF and is one of only two awards presented to an individual. Rye was presented with the award at the 2015 FSA Summer Conference.

Rye came to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in 1999, after serving in various Human Resources Division roles for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orange County government and Broward County government. She holds a master’s degree in public administration and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Public Risk Management Association, Florida Sheriffs Association Executive Leadership Conference Human Resource Committee, and the Wellness Councils of America.

Assistant Director Rye is highly respected by members of her agency and by the associations, vendors and professional consultants she works with. She continuously seeks ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Risk Management functions and is dedicated to the well-being of all agency members and their families. Rye is committed to education in the field of risk management and is involved in leadership in risk management and loss control efforts in her agency. She is very deserving of the prestigious award.
Rye was presented with this award for her demonstration of the highest level of commitment to managing, preventing and mitigating losses and thereby preserving life, property and productivity to the betterment of her Sheriff’s Office.