Ivy Silver

Founder, Sparkplug Innovations

Ms. Silver is a founder of two creative economy based companies. Sparkplug Innovations, founded in 2013, is a pragmatic futurist consulting firm where she advises organizations, governing bodies and investors on opportunities and planning for socially responsible and culture-based businesses. She is also a creative partner and founder at Mily-on, an architectural design firm specializing in product design and fabrication at the intersection of technology and art.  In 1987 Ivy founded and served as CEO of The Commonwealth Consulting Group, Inc. which advised businesses and non-profits, including Longwood Gardens and the APGA, in strategic benefits consulting.  Ms. Silver sold her company in 2007 to AJG, a publicly traded international firm, where she worked until 2013.

Ms. Silver is an independent director of the publicly traded Fulton Bank Board and a member of its Trust Committee whose oversight includes investment advisory services. She currently serves on the boards of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and The Oda Foundation of Nepal, and is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Abington Health System Foundation where she led two governance reviews and the development of an Accountable Care Organization. Ms. Silver is the founder of A Chance to Heal, an internationally recognized non-profit which now resides at the Harvard School of Public Health and where she currently acts as an advisor.

Ms. Silver graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business after earning a certificate in Non Profit Management from Columbia University while she was the Executive Director of The Children’s Museum of Northeastern PA.

Ms. Silver is a 2006 Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business honoree, the Women’s Way Leadership Award winner in 2006, and a member of the Pennsylvania honor roll of Women Leaders for 1996. She is currently a member of Women Corporate Directors and the Forum of Executive Women. Ms. Silver is an open water swimmer, gardener, mentor to young woman and an avid traveler in search of unique food and street art.