Fri, March 9, 2018
Director, Fulton Bank, CIMG
Ivy Silver is dedicated to change that has a purpose. Ivy is known for helping boards effectively evaluate risk, ensure governmental compliance, guide new alliances, advance business model iteration and lead governance processes that emphasize purposeful change. She has served in multiple leadership roles on public and private boards including Fulton Bank, Abington Health System, Recovery Record – an eHealth mobile app, Photo Review Publications, Academy of National Sciences of Drexel University, Oda Foundation in Nepal, DesignPhiladelphia and Greater Philadelphia Culture Alliance. She co-founded A Chance to Heal Foundation that was recognized as a leader in advancing a critical medical condition into the national public health agenda and whose program is now assimilated into the Harvard School of Public Health.
Always fascinated by innovation, Ivy recently founded two companies focused on the “creative economy”, businesses that generate revenue from creative activity. Sparkplug Innovations is a strategic visioning firm, and Mily-on is a product development and public arts installation company recently award its fourth patent for scalable commercial lighting technology that uses contemporary manufacturing techniques and materials.
An entrepreneur who had her first profitable business at age 14, Ivy went on to build a corporate employee benefits consulting company, The Commonwealth Consulting Group, which she grew into a major niche player. She sold her company to Gallagher Benefit Services where she served in an executive role for several years. Ivy is recognized for designing and implementing new product concepts and structures in traditionally conservative markets. She was recognized by the National Mediation Labor Relations Board for facilitating groundbreaking contractual and operational changes in Amtrak’s Health and Welfare Plans by fostering evidenced based decision making within a collective bargaining environment.
Ivy has received the NACD Governance Fellow Designation, is certified by The Institute for the Future as a practitioner of Forecasting, and received a Bachelor’s degree from The Wharton School. She is a sought-after speaker, is regularly interviewed by the media, and has appeared in articles in Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Family Circle, Employee Benefit and Compensation Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well being a guest on such shows such as Good Morning America.