Spirit of Life® Award Dinner - Our Honoree

Michael D. Miller l President & Chief Operating Officer
Michael D. Miller is the President and Chief Operating Officer for the Scottsdale Insurance Group. Over the course of his 40-year career in the insurance industry, Mike has worked in various leadership capacities. As President of Scottsdale Insurance, Mike has what he believes is the best job in the E&S industry. The company benefits from talented associates, tenured customers, industry leadership, ongoing profitability and growth, and the strong support of parent company Nationwide.
For the past 30 years, Mike has played an integral role in the Nationwide Insurance organization. He joined Nationwide in 1985 as the Manager of Corporate Accounting. In 1988, he was promoted to the Director of Corporate Accounting. Subsequently, in 1993, he moved to Des Moines, Iowa where he assumed the role of CFO for the Farmland Companies, another Nationwide subsidiary.
Mike first joined the Scottsdale Insurance Group in 1995 as Chief Financial Officer. After five years in that role, he accepted the job as CFO for the Nationwide Insurance property and casualty companies in Columbus, Ohio. He served in that capacity until an opportunity came up at Scottsdale Insurance in 2003. Upon his return to the Scottsdale Insurance Group—a company he had hoped one day to lead—Mike acted as the Executive Vice President of Operations and Administration until he took on the role of President and COO at the end of 2004.
Mike has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Defiance College, and a graduate degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. He holds the CPCU, CLU, ASLI, ChFc, ARe and FLMI designations. Mike is on the Board of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) and the NAPSLO Education Foundation, serving as treasurer of the Foundation. Deeply committed to corporate citizenship, Mike also currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The Defiance College, the Board of Directors of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, and on the boards of the Valley of the Sun United Way and the Scottsdale Cultural Council.