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Richard G. Mills, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Contact: rmills@ue.org

Richard “Rick” G. Mills, Jr. is responsible for leading the strategic direction of United Educators (UE) and the execution of its operational plans.

He joined UE as President and CEO in September 2023. UE has become known as the premier risk management and liability insurance company serving educational institutions. About 1,600 K-12 schools, colleges, and universities rely on UE’s education-specific expertise. UE has been consistently profitable, producing high return on equity and maintaining the financial strength and stability to earn an AM Best Rating “A” (Excellent) every year since 1998.

Prior to joining UE, Rick was Dartmouth’s Executive Vice President for Administration. Since 2013, he had served as chief administrative, business, and operating officer, overseeing all aspects of the university's financial, administrative, human resources, and campus services.

Previously he was Executive Dean for Administration at Harvard University’s Medical School from 2005 through 2013. There he also served on the committee on risk management, the boards of Harvard University Library and Harvard Clinical Research Institute, and the underwriting subcommittee of the board for CRICO, the university's captive malpractice insurance company, which insures most Harvard-affiliated practicing physicians.

Before joining Harvard, Rick worked as a litigation attorney, a principal in strategic consulting, and senior staff counsel for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.

Rick received a bachelor’s in history from Hamilton College and a law degree from Boston University.

In addition to exploring the Washington, DC region, Rick enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and working on his property. He and his wife Gretchen have two adult children.

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