Peter Miller is president and chief executive officer of The Institutes and a member of its Senior Management Team. He also chairs the Board of Directors for The Institutes CPCU Society, The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, and The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative®, and he serves as a member of The Institutes' Board of Trustees.
Miller is 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. He also holds an MBA degree from Villanova University and has done extensive PhD-level work in computer information systems with a focus on Artificial Intelligence . Miller holds the CPCU® designation from The Institutes. In addition, he chairs the Institute for Global Insurance Education’s board and is a member of the Insurance Institute of Switzerland’s board, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Invest Board of Trustees, and the Graduate Business Advisory Council at Villanova University.
Robert Haracz, CPCU, MS
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Robert Haracz is senior vice president and chief information officer of The Institutes and a member of its Senior Management Team. He is responsible for developing the enterprise’s technology strategy and leading staff to implement actions that support it. In addition, he leads the enterprise research organization, as well as enterprise business development.
Haracz graduated summa cum laude from Drexel University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, was a GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) Fellowship winner in attendance at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a master’s degree in information science from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds the CPCU designation from The Institutes.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF BUSINESS UNITS
Katherine Horowitz is executive vice president and head of business units for The Institutes and a member of its Senior Management Team. Horowitz is responsible for leading various business units and departments. The business units she oversees include: Agent & Broker Group, Claims Litigation Management, Claims Pages, CPCU Society, Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, Insurance Information Institute, International Insurance Society, Insurance Research Council, Pacific Insurance Conference, and Risk & Insurance Group.
Additionally, Horowitz oversees Business Unit Marketing, Partnerships, and enterprise mergers and acquisitions, as well as, focuses on integrating acquisitions and affiliations. She serves as the corporate secretary, with responsibility for corporate governance and Board relations. She serves on the Board of Directors for the CPCU Society, the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, The Institutes’ RiskStream Collaborative, and the Insurance Information Institute.
Prior to joining The Institutes in 2008, she worked in Human Resources at Susquehanna International Group (SIG), a global investment and trading firm. Horowitz holds a bachelor’s degree from Neumann University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She also holds a master’s degree in strategic management and executive leadership from Penn State University.
Jeffrey Scheidt, CPCU, CPA, ARM-E
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jeffrey Scheidt is senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Institutes and a member of its Senior Management Team. In this role, he is responsible for all financial activities of The Institutes Knowledge Group, including financial reporting and management, forward planning, taxation and treasury activities, facilities and inventory management, and legal operations.
Scheidt holds the CPCU, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and Associate in Risk Management-ERM (ARM-E™) designations. He is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.