Two-Time Spencer Scholar Megan Miller to Lead Foundation as Executive Director


Miller’s Nonprofit and Insurance Experience a “Winning Proposition” for Spencer

The Spencer Educational Foundation (Spencer) today announced the addition of Megan Miller as the Foundation’s executive director. This is a new position and the appointment is effective immediately.

 At Spencer, Ms. Miller will oversee the Foundation’s day-to-day operations including the administration of grants, the Risk Manager in Residence program for universities, and the scholarship and internship programs that support undergraduate and graduate risk management and insurance students. Her responsibilities also include managing Spencer’s fundraising endeavors such as the Spencer Gala, golf outings, the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge academic competition, the Spencer 5K Fun Run, and others.  

“As a Spencer Scholar myself, I know first-hand just how valuable this Foundation’s support is,” said Ms. Miller. “In addition to its already outstanding lineup of services, I look forward to working with the Spencer team and its esteemed Board Directors to identify new opportunities that pave the way for tomorrow’s risk management and insurance leaders.”

“Megan joins us with an outstanding skillset and background in both the insurance and risk management arena, combined with a long-standing dedication to philanthropic and humanitarian causes,” said Spencer Chair Marya Propis. “Her blend of leadership skills and altruism priorities made her unique candidacy a winning proposition. And, the best part of her story, Megan is a two-time Spencer Scholar. We are excited to gain her perspective and learn from her keen understanding of our mission and our ability to impact lives.”

Ms. Miller comes to Spencer with an extensive background in nonprofit management and working within the insurance and risk management space. Most recently, Ms. Miller was the executive director for The Sasamani Foundation where she managed an international team, developed strategic and fundraising plans and directed all aspects of its financial performance and viability.

Her work within in the insurance industry included employment at Beecher Carlson, Swiss Re , XL Insurance (now AXA XL) and FM Global.She earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Lehigh University and Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.