News Release

For media inquiries, contact Tish King, Head of Corporate Communications

United Educators Appoints Cynthia Cook Head of Portfolio Management

Bethesda, Md., June 24, 2024 — United Educators (UE) insurance named Cynthia Cook as Head of Portfolio Management.


“Cynthia is a strategic thinker and outstanding leader with an entrepreneurial drive,” said Rick Mills, UE’s President and CEO. “Having her in this role highlights the importance we see in exploring and implementing new initiatives.”

In this role, Cynthia will oversee execution of strategic corporate initiatives, driving key projects, establishing governance and reporting frameworks, and ensuring organizational alignment.

Cynthia joined UE in November 2013 and most recently served as Associate Vice President of Risk Management. She was responsible for managing the Risk Management department’s functional operations and working cross-functionally to advance UE goals including providing best-in-class thought leadership to the educational community. Her other work at UE has included directing the Learning Design and Enablement team, serving as Chair of the grassroots employee-led Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Alliance, and leading the research that led to the creation of UE’s constituent experience function.

Prior to joining UE, she worked in the non-profit sector, with stints at the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, and National Automobile Dealers Association.

Cynthia earned a BA in American History and Politics from The University of Virginia and an MBA from The George Washington University School of Business.

# # #

About UE
UE is education’s answer to the distinct risks and opportunities institutions face. UE provides liability insurance and risk management services to more than 1,600 members representing K-12 schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States. Founded in 1987 as a risk retention group, UE is owned and governed by the institutions it insures. UE addresses our members’ unique risks through thoughtful underwriting resulting in appropriate coverage.

1 of 3 documents are ready for download

The document "Long document name goes right here" is ready. Downloads expire after 14 days. Your remaining documents will be ready in a few minutes. Lorem ipsum dolor, sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Quod deserunt temporibus qui nostrum aliquid error cupiditate praesentium! In, voluptatibus minima?

Go to the Document Center