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The Institutes – Leadership
- Peter L. Miller, MS, MBA, CPCUPresident and Chief Executive Officer
- Anita Z. Bourke, CPCU, AINSExecutive Vice President
- Jeffrey Scheidt, CPCU, CPA, CPIMSenior Vice President
- Elizabeth A. Sprinkel, MS, CPCUSenior Vice President, Solutions
- Katherine HorowitzVice President, Human Resources
Peter L. Miller, MS, MBA, CPCU
President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter L. Miller is president and chief executive officer of The Institutes and a member of The Institutes’ Senior Management Team. He also chairs the CPCU Society Board of Directors and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Board of Directors, as well as serves ex-officio as a member of The Institutes’ Board of Trustees. Before joining The Institutes in 1992, Miller worked as a computer consultant and as a project coordinator for Intracorp, a subsidiary of CIGNA Corporation. Miller is a board member of the Insurance Institute of Switzerland, Gamma Iota Sigma and the Casualty Actuarial Society. He also chairs the Institute for Global Insurance Education and is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America InVEST Board of Trustees. A graduate of Colorado State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a minor in economics, and a master’s degree in systems management, Miller also holds an MBA from Villanova University and has done extensive PhD-level work in computer information systems.
Anita Z. Bourke, CPCU, AINS
Executive Vice President
As executive vice president at The Institutes, Anita Z. Bourke is responsible for leading sales and marketing strategy for The Institutes, and is a member of the Senior Management Team. Bourke maintains a visible presence within the insurance industry. Before joining The Institutes, she served as president of IMA of Kansas, a regional broker and subsidiary of The IMA Financial Group; president of Willis Commercial Network; and vice president of the reinsurance broker RFC Intermediaries, Inc. She has previously moderated seminars and spoken at various industry events around the world. Bourke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Alabama and completed the Wharton Advanced Executive Education Program. She served as president of the CPCU Society from 1997 to 1998.
Jeffrey Scheidt, CPCU, CPA, CPIM
Senior Vice President
Jeffrey Scheidt, CPCU, is senior vice president of finance for The Institutes. In this role, Scheidt directs the financial strategy of the organization, develops financial forecasting and analysis regarding business opportunities and challenges, and leads the accounting function. Scheidt holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certifications, in addition to the CPCU designation.
Elizabeth A. Sprinkel, MS, CPCU
Senior Vice President, Solutions
Elizabeth A. Sprinkel serves as senior vice president of solutions at The Institutes. In this role, she leads the solutions development and enterprise research functions and oversees the Assessments, Content Development, Design, Editorial Services, Enterprise Research and Knowledge Resources departments. Sprinkel also heads The Institutes Insurance Research Council and is a member of The Institutes’ Senior Management Team. She serves as corporate secretary for The Institutes and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Institutes CPCU Society and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation. Sprinkel earned a master’s degree in managerial economics and decision sciences from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kenyon College.
Vice President, Human Resources
A member of The Institutes’ Senior Management Team, Katherine Horowitz serves as vice president of Human Resources at The Institutes. Responsible for providing strategic human resources leadership and management, Horowitz develops and drives organizational effectiveness and employee engagement, fostering a culture that enables The Institutes’ vision to be realized. Prior to joining The Institutes in 2008, she worked in Human Resources at Susquehanna International Group (SIG), a global investment and trading firm. A member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Horowitz holds a bachelor’s degree from Neumann University, where she graduated summa cum laude.