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Managing Project Risks

Thinking of project risk, you should be with all the recent events such as the BP Disaster, US Federal Highway Stimulus projects, Green Energy, and many other projects impacting our economy and the rest of the world. Project risk management provides the tools and techniques for any project or risk manager to manage the risks associated with any type of project. Managing project risks will bring projects under control, save money, improve quality and drive company revenue. Risk and project managers will be seen as leaders in delivering quality and cost benefit projects.

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Kristen Drobnis, SVP Risk Management, MassDevelopment

About the Speaker

Kristen Drobnis currently leads a risk management team overseeing a risk program for a quasi-state agency MassDevleopment involved in the economic development for the State of Massachusetts. The agency supports lending, bond offerings, real estate development and management, and grant programs.

She has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry; Brokerage, Transfer Agent, Insurance and Banking, including 10 years of risk management experience.

She is also an instructor at Northeastern University teaching risk management and planning and scheduling within the Project Management Master's program.

She is the founder of, a website connecting women to mentors. She is currently a member of the RIMS Standard and Practices Committee.


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