Climate Policy – How it is Changing the Construction Industry

A panel of a construction and environmental lawyer, constructor and insurance broker will discuss various federal, state, and local government laws, regulations, and policy initiatives that are impacting the construction industry. They will discuss how the policy focus on climate resiliency, sustainability, and the reduction of carbon emissions are impacting the design and construction of private and public building and infrastructure projects, potential risks that the industry faces, and how the insurance market is reacting to changes in climate change and catastrophic weather events.

Jenna Kirkpatrick Howard

Senior Vice President

Lockton Companies

With her insurance industry experience and finance background, Jenna is well-versed in coverage and financial analysis. She began her career as an actuary study, an experience that prepared her to discuss total cost of risk, lead annual budget discussions, conduct risk assessments, and look at alternative risk finance mechanisms. Jenna co-authored a book for the American Bar Association titled Construction Insurance: A Guide for Attorneys and Other Professionals. In addition, she regularly hosts webinars on risk management topics and speaks at industry events related to climate change. 

Outside of her career, Jenna is actively involved in philanthropy working with groups that support families in the Washington DC community and equity organizations nationally. She currently serves as Board Member and Audit Committee chair of AAUW and Treasurer and Finance Committee of Community of Hope. She was previously the Board President for CREW DC and Board Treasurer for 826DC. Jenna also chairs the Washington DC leadership committee for 50/50 Women on Boards. Also participating in the host committee for the Annual Harvest for Hope Event for Volunteers of America Chesapeake and Carolinas.

David Scriven-Young

Senior Counsel

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

David advises clients on a variety of environmental law and construction issues, including compliance and permitting issues under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Toxic Substances Control Act. David regularly speaks and publishes on environmental and construction law issues. He is the author of the Illinois Environmental Law blog, which provides news and updates on cases, laws, and regulations involving Illinois environmental issues. In 2011, the LexisNexis Environmental Law & Climate Change Community named his blog one of the "Top 50 Blogs for Environmental Law & Climate Change."

Mónika Serrano

Resilience Program Manager

Turner Construction Company

Mónika leads the climate resiliency program at Turner Construction. She has held roles in most phases of the construction management sector in the last 18+ years. She believes both resiliency and sustainability should be engrained in the built environment, throughout all operations and every individual for a successful future.

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Climate Policy – How it is Changing the Construction Industry
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