October 3, 2016
Operations Manager – Property Loss Consulting and Forensics Service
DeSimone Consulting Engineers is pleased to welcome Liz Peterson to the firm as the Operations Manager for the Property Loss Consulting and Forensics Service. In this role, Ms. Peterson will facilitate the development, management, and growth of post-loss services, providing oversight for the group’s day-to-day operations. The firm’s continued expansion of forensic services will allow DeSimone to assist existing clients, in addition to the insurance and legal communities during all phases of a building’s life cycle.
Ms. Peterson most recently served as a Managing Director of Douglas G. Peterson & Associates (DGPA) from 2014 to 2016. In that capacity, she oversaw several key initiatives including orchestrating a significant financial return for the company, enacting transformational change, turning to open book management, and creating a collaborative and participatory environment. In addition, she also led a firm-wide review of budgets designed to enhance financial performance, negotiated Professional Service Agreements, provided a platform focused on business development opportunities, and has led industry-wide events including the NY PowerCon.
Prior to her role as a Managing Director, Liz began her career at DGPA in 2008 by establishing and leading her firm’s New York City office. While there, Liz recruited and developed the professional staff, expanded both the local engineering capability and capacity, enhanced corporate relationships, and positioned the firm to support client needs during Superstorm Sandy.
Throughout her tenure, Ms. Peterson has managed engineering efforts on first and third party complex insurance claims ranging from $20K to over $110M in exposure values, involving a wide variety of engineering disciplines. She has managed over 500 middle market files and has provided direction and strategic advice to clients on a number of high-profile losses including Kinder Morgan’s New York Metro Tank Yard facilities, Duke Energy’s wind farms, and the Coney Island amusement park among others.
“Liz brings a unique perspective to our business, having held a variety of management roles within her firm. Her experience and knowledge of the markets is invaluable to our operation, as we broaden our global presence. Liz will lead the effort to deliver a consistent and quality product. She is vital to our ongoing success.”
Charles P. Meade, Managing Director of Forensics, DeSimone Consulting Engineers
“As we continue to expand, Liz brings a level of professionalism and passion to our business that adds immeasurably to our ability to serve our clients. We are truly pleased to have her on board.”
Stephen V. DeSimone, CEO and President, DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Ms. Peterson is an accredited LEED AP BD+C and Green Globes professional. She received her B.A. from New York University and is an active member of the Loss Executives Association, the Property Loss Research Bureau’s Tech Savvy Committee, the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International, and the Blue Goose Youth Group.
Liz Peterson’s contact information:
140 Broadway, 25th Floor
New York, New York 10005