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Atha Forsberg
Vice-President, Architects & Engineers Group, Willis, Chicago
Insurance and the City

Construction of tall, sustainable buildings, and/or urban development, challenges traditional methods of project delivery. We're utilizing new and sometimes untested building materials and construction techniques, using state-of-the-art technology for coordination and scheduling purposes. Our tall buildings are also reaching unprecedented new heights and incorporating an increasing diversity of functions. This is an exciting time in the industry and the movement is on the fast track, however there are multiple risk management and insurance issues increasingly being faced by the industry. This presentation will give an overview of some of these new challenges.


Client Advocate® and Team Leader Atha Forsberg is responsible for assisting clients in the management of their professional liability exposures, and in overseeing Chicago’s Architects and Engineers (A&E) Practice group. She has extensive experience in working with clients in the Design and Construction industries—identifying and analyzing risks and developing effective risk management and risk transfer strategies.

Atha has over 10 years of insurance industry experience in developing professional liability solutions for architects, engineers, contractors and owners, specifically. Before joining the Chicago office of Willis, Atha was a professional liability group leader in Willis’ National Construction Practice. Here, she worked closely with sales and service teams in local Willis offices throughout the country and overseas to market and administer professional liability programs. One of Atha’s strengths is her international expertise and utilization of Willis’ global resources and practitioners as well as her excellent market relationships.

Prior to joining Willis, Atha was an account executive for the Van Gilder Insurance Agency in Denver and for HUB International, where she was a member of the National Building and Design Risk Team.

Atha has participated in numerous presentations and speaking engagements for clients and professional organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business from the University of Colorado.



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