Shari Natovitz
SVP – Risk Management
Silverstein Properties

As Risk Manager for Silverstein Properties and World Trade Center Properties, Shari Natovitz is responsible for providing leadership, direction and creating solutions for the risk management challenges of the WTC development project and the Silverstein portfolio buildings, acquisitions, operations and new construction projects. This includes over 4 Billion in current assets, planned acquisitions of $1 billion per year, and over $8 Billion under construction including three Towers at the World Trade Center site.

In addition to overseeing the risk management program, Shari is actively in national RIMS as a member of the External Affairs Committee (XAC) whose focus is Federal and State legislative efforts that affect the industry and played an active part in the lobbying efforts for both TRIA extensions. This year she joined the Conference Programming Committee, the group responsible for choosing the sessions for the National Conference.

Prior to joining Silverstein Properties in 2005, Ms. Natovitz served as Construction and Risk Finance Leader for USI Insurance Services, the 9th largest broker in the U.S. Prior to that, Ms. Natovitz spent 21 years with Marsh (and predecessor company Johnson & Higgins) as Vice President and Marketing Director, member of the National Strategic Risk Assessment Group and member of the National Wrap-up Task Force. In that role, she had primary responsibility for the brokering and management of such projects as: The Ronald Regan Building, Richmond Convention Center, HQ for the Union of Carpenters and Joiners, EPA Headquarters, Ronald Reagan and Dulles Airports, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant and Rocky Flat Environmental Site. She has also spent time as an independent consultant and was principal author of a major white paper on Wrap-ups for the Department of Transportation.

Ms. Natovitz has developed and led a variety of seminars on Wrap-up programs and has been a panelist and speaker for the Institutional Investor and St. John’s College of Risk Management. She serves on the Construction Council along with other national construction firms and was recently appointed to the Willis Global Client Advisory Council. She was a finalist for the 2007 Horizon Award for the World Trade Center Marketing Strategy (from IRMI) and was just recognized by Business Insurance’s 25 Women to Watch as a 2009 Honoree. She brings over 35 years of experience with project insurance, funding alternatives and strategic risk management tools to her current position.