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DENNIS SUTTON

Enterprise Risk Management Officer

Dennis is a core member of our leadership team and has over 40 years of experience providing risk and strategic management for human service and child welfare organizations across the country. 

Dennis is invaluable in helping our clients identify their risks and implementing effective risk management solutions.  His in-depth knowledge in program development and organizational planning and structure is paramount in improving our clients' productivity, and the overall performance of their organizations.

He served as the CEO for Children's Home Society of West Virginia for 27 years; the largest child welfare agency in the state.

Related Activities and Memberships:

  • Founding Member, Children’s Home Society of America

  • Past President, Alliance for Children, Inc.

  • Recipient, 2007 Congressional Angel in Adoption Award

  • Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)

  • West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners, Certified Social Worker  (CSW)

  • Member, National Association of Social Workers

  • Recipient, West Virginia Chapter of NASW, First Annual Exemplar Award

  • for Excellence in Social Work Administration

  • Past President, West Virginia Child Care Association

  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Child Welfare League of America

  • Past Co-Chair, Child Welfare League of America Southern Regional Leadership Council

  • Adjunct Instructor, West Virginia University School of Social Work, 1986 - 1988

  • Graduate courses taught included:  Rural Social Work; Social Management/Rural Communities; and Social Agency and Program Administration

  • Past Alumni Advisory Committee Member, West Virginia University Division of Social Work

Dennis has his master’s degree in Social Work and Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from West Virginia University and BA degree in Social Work from Concord University.