Jessica Waters is vice president, manager of climate and structural resilience at FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

Waters joined FM Global more than two decades ago and has served as engineering specialist, account engineer, and operations chief engineer in the company’s Boston operations. Most recently she was senior engineering technical specialist, natural hazards and structures. 

In her role, Waters leads a team of engineering experts focused on fortifying industrial and commercial properties against climate and structural risks and is based at the company’s corporate offices in Johnston, Rhode Island, USA.

Waters also is chair of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) board of trustees, which is responsible for Academy operations, reviewing and approving academic and business matters, including the annual budget, student fees and operational performance. Waters graduated from the Academy in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in marine engineering and a U.S.Coast Guard 3rd Assistant Engineer’s License. She earned a Master of Science in emergency management from the Academy in 2009.