Deborah Aschheim joined NRMC as Executive Director in March 2012. Deb has more than 25 years of experience in serving as a trusted advisor for global financial services and insurance companies. After she earned her J.D. / M.B.A., she began practicing law in NYC at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan followed by Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, where she received extensive training in corporate law and finance. In 1986, she went “in-house” when she was invited to join Milbank’s then largest client, The Chase Manhattan Bank. She spent more than 10 years representing Chase in hundreds of domestic and international commercial credit transactions ranging from $50,000 to $2.5 billion involving diverse industries, including financings for developers of affordable housing.
Following Chase, Deb joined American International Group (AIG) as General Counsel of AIG Risk Finance and later moved with her business team to ACE Limited, where she worked on structured insurance and financial products and finite risk. She has also represented the Trenwick Group, an insurance and reinsurance company in Chapter 11 and run-off, and FOJP Service Corporation, a not-for-profit and manager of the captive insurance program for hospitals and social services agencies in NYC under the auspices of UJA-Federation. Most recently, Deb served as Deputy General Counsel for Hudson Insurance Group.
Deb is a recipient of a 2013 SmartCEO’s Brava! Award, celebrating top female CEOs throughout the country who combine their entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community.
A native New Yorker, Deb is a proud product of NYC’s Affordable Housing: She spent her first 22 years growing up in Inwood Terrace (a/k/a 99 Hillside Ave.), a Mitchell-Lama cooperative apartment complex in the Washington Heights / Inwood Section of Manhattan. Deb currently lives with her family on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (NYC). She also serves on the Boards of not-for-profit organizations and is active in pro bono legal representations.
Deb can be reached at: W: 212.509.6762 (NRMC) M: 917.882.9949