She is a thought leader on regulatory implications, including building and quantifying operational risk and effectively linking risk frameworks with governance platforms. Ms. Connor focuses on identifying opportunities for value creation, including building decision-driven models informed by risk factors and organizational behavior.
Ms. Connor‘s efforts help companies identify risk priorities and quantify impacts broadly throughout an organization or more narrowly by specific risk issue. Her soon-to-be published thesis entitled: “Does Risk Management Matter to Shareholders,” describes a methodology for risk management valuation and the effects of “good” risk management on organizational profitability and capital performance.
Before that, Ms. Connor served as the Director of Client Engagement for Marsh. Her primary focus involved leading a proprietary global servicing model to define clients’ business needs and priorities, designing optimal risk management responses, and delivering value-add solutions alongside exemplary team performance.
She helped to adapt the model for various global regions and clients, including training colleagues and leading a global communications effort. In addition, she was a member of the analytics sales team in the U.S., supporting Global Risk Management clients through the delivery of enhanced analytics.
Prior to joining Marsh in 2010, Ms. Connor was the Director of Risk Management at Vulcan Inc., a privately held company, with a diverse portfolio of more than 200 operating companies. There, she led the development of a multi-disciplinary risk management department that created an enterprise-wide risk management platform to identify and mitigate exposure to risk, while focusing on value for key stakeholders.
Earlier, she served as Vice President of Risk Management at Roll International, a global food producer, distributor and product manufacturer, as well as Director of Insurance and Risk Financing at Sutter Health.
Ms. Connor earned a master’s degree in risk management at New York University and an MBA in finance at the University of California, Davis.
In 2013, Business Insurance magazine named her as one of the “Women to Watch” in Risk Management and Insurance, confirming her talents as a leader and innovator for risk management excellence. In 2008, Treasury and Risk magazine named her to its “40 under 40 list.”