Mary Pontillo

Senior Vice President and National Fine Art Practice Leader at Dewitt Stern

In her current position as Senior Vice President and National Fine Art Practice Leader at DeWitt Stern/Risk Strategies, Mary handles and produces Fine Art accounts including Fine Art dealers, private collectors, and museums, artist foundations among others, along with the Property & Casualty policies associated with these accounts. In addition Mary consults on client Fine Art exposures firm-wide. Before joining DeWitt Stern in May 2006, Mary worked at Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency/Aon for over three years as a Fine Art Insurance Underwriter and Account Manager, handling large line Fine Art accounts. In addition, she taught art in Norfolk, VA, for two years and served as a docent at the Smithsonian Institute’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and Masters in Art History from James Madison University. She also completed the Appraisal Studies and Art Business certificate programs at New York University. In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 Mary was recognized as Power Broker: Fine Art category by Risk & Insurance magazine, as well as the Enterprising Achiever Award from NAIW. In addition, in 2011, Risk & Insurance magazine awarded Mary the Responsibility Leader designation.