Sat, March 10, 2018
Conference Speaker Title(s)
Director, Fulton Bank, CIMG
Best described as the yellow brick road of life, Ivy Silver’s professional and personal life is guided by a few key principals – give everything you have to what you care about, bring excellence and compassion to what you do and learn all you can about doing your work well. She began her career as one of countries youngest museum directors before returning to the Wharton School of Business to become a serial Entrepreneur. In 1981 Ms. Silver founded an industry leading employee benefit consulting firm with multiple profit lines for regional and national corporations, professional associations and non-profit organizations.
As a thought leader Ivy was a frequent public speaker on trend setting insurance and risk management concepts, authored numerous articles for industry publications and was an advisor to such luminary organizations as Aetna, Prudential and UNUM insurance. The National Mediation Labor Relations Board highlighted her groundbreaking work with the trustees of the Amtrak Health and Welfare plan for creating change in an environment not previously known for innovation. In 2008 Ivy sold her company, The Commonwealth Consulting Group, to publicly traded Arthur J. Gallagher Company (AJG) where she worked until 2014.
Today, Ivy is a principal founder of Mily-on, a conceptual architectural products design that has recently been awarded a series of utility and a design patents for commercial lighting system. She has also formed Sparkplug Innovations, a design thinking and strategic re-visioning company doing work with privately held firms and is certified by The Institute for the Future as a practitioner of Forecasting and The Institute of Culture in Technology of Participation. Ms. Silver received her Governance Fellowship designation from the National Association of Corporate Directors in 2013 and is an independent director of publicly traded Fulton Bank, the largest affiliate of Fulton Financial Corporation (FULT).
Ivy is an Advisor to Recovery Record, a privately-owned start-up mobile tech company, member of the private board CIMG and is currently chair of the Public Experience and Marketing Committee of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University where she serves on their executive and governance committees. Ms. Silver is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Abington Health System Foundation, a member of the Innovations Committee of Jefferson Health, a board member of the Oda Foundation – an on the ground healthcare organization in Nepal and was recently elected to the Greater Philadelphia Culture Alliance Board of Directors. Ms. Silver is a 2005 Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business honoree, the Women’s Way Leadership Award winner in 2006, and is a member of the Pennsylvania honor roll of Women Leaders for 1996. She is a dedicated member of Women Corporate Directors, the National Association of Corporate Directors, and The Forum for Executive Women.