Christopher Dorko has over 27 years of experience in life sciences risk management working in the property and casualty insurance, pharmaceutical development and preparation, and medical device research and production industries. He began his career working for surgical medical device and pharmaceutical companies where Mr. Dorko’s responsibilities included site engineering, workplace safety, facility protection, and GMP compliance. During this time, he participated in multiple-design and construction projects for validated pharmaceutical and biologics manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Berkley Life Sciences, he was a Senior Life Sciences Loss Control Specialist with a major carrier where he performed multi-line exposure analysis and client risk services for a large and highly diverse life sciences book of business.
Mr. Dorko has been active in training underwriting and loss control staff in specific exposure identification and mitigation, developing and supporting engineering and underwriting exposure management guidelines, and providing risk management consultation to clients and brokers. He has extensive experience in loss mitigation for critical industry-specific operations including research facilities, biologics storage, biopharmaceutical, and process flow continuity planning. Mr. Dorko has authored several articles on life science facility loss prevention and disaster recovery planning, and he is a Professional Firefighter in New Jersey. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and an MPA with a focus on Organizational Crisis Management from the University of Colorado.