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Leadership Team

With a constant focus on industry trends and the risk and insurance landscape, our leadership team ensures that The Institutes are continuously positioned to best help our students help those in need.

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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, the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Board of Directors, and The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative, as well as serves ex-officio 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 from Villanova University and has done extensive PhD-level work in computer information systems. Miller holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) designation from The Institutes. In addition, he chairs the iCAS board and Institute for Global Insurance Education (IGIE) and serves as a board member of the Insurance Institute of Switzerland (IIS). He is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) InVEST Board of Trustees and the Graduate Business Advisory Council (GBAC) at Villanova University.

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Ruben Carriedo

Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

As senior vice president and chief customer officer of The Institutes, Ruben Carriedo is responsible for providing strategic oversight to the marketing and sales functions in support of The Institutes’ strategy and vision, as well as for advancing organizational effectiveness and promoting The Institutes in the risk management and insurance industry. He also serves as a member of The Institutes’ Senior Management Team. Carriedo holds a bachelor’s degree in science from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a naval officer following graduation.

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Robert J. Haracz, MS

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

As senior vice president and chief information officer of The Institutes, Robert J. Haracz is responsible for developing the enterprise’s technology strategy and leading staff to implement actions that support this strategy. He also serves as a member of The Institutes’ Senior Management Team. 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 Pennsylvania State University.

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Katherine Horowitz

Executive Vice President and Head of Business Units

A member of The Institutes’ Senior Management Team, Katherine 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.  

She also oversees human resources, business unit marketing, partnerships, and enterprise mergers and acquisitions, as well as focusing on integrating acquisitions and affiliations. She serves as the corporate secretary, with responsibility for corporate governance and board relations.

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.

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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. In this role, he is responsible for all financial activities of The Institutes, including financial reporting and management, forward planning, taxation and treasury activities, as well as facilities management and business operations. In addition to the CPCU designation, Scheidt holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Associate in Risk Management-ERM (ARM-E™) designations.