Marilyn Rivers

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Marilyn L. Rivers, CPCU, ARM, AIC


Director of Risk and Safety/Safety & Compliance Officer,  City of Saratoga Springs

Summary of Qualifications

  • 20+ years of experience in risk financing, operations and safety management
  • 2014 - Present, President, NYPRIMA
  • 2013 PRIMA President's Award
  • Strategic Chairperson/Educator PRIMA Institute PI 15 - Albuquerque, NM;  PI 14 Louisville, KY; PI 13 Milwaukee, WI; and PI 12 - Charlotte, NC.
  • Vice Chairperson, RIMS Standards and Practices Committee - Participating in the formulation of international policy concerning risk management, January 2014. Committee member 2012 to Present.
  • Educator and lecturer on risk, insurance, facilities and safety management including PRIMA Podcasts.
  • 2007 PRIMA Public Risk Manager of the Year.


As director of risk and safety, Marilyn is responsible for the city's claims management, contract administration, litigation management, safety, and compliance programs. She also contributes her expertise in fiscal oversight, compliance, administration, delivering cost reductions, policy development and management. Additionally, Marilyn serves as the chairperson of the City of Saratoga Springs' Safety Committee.

Business Experience

Marilyn possesses private sector experience in healthcare risk management on both local and national levels, corporate operations experience for an internet engineering dot-com, as well as 13 years of experience in the public sector. She is a regular Risk and Insurance magazine columnist.

Professional Affiliations

RIMS - Risk and Insurance Management Society

The National Safety Council

PRIMA - Public Risk Management Association

PRIMA NY - Public Risk Management Association, New York Chapter


B.S. in Chemistry, Clarkson University

M.Ed., Tufts University

CPCU, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation, American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters

AIC, Associate in Claims designation, American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters

ARM, Associate in Risk Management designation, American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters




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