MONTPELIER, Vt., March 11, 2014 – The largest and only state chartered credit union for all Vermonters announced that the VSECU Board of Directors has named Robert Miller, Managing Director at Conning, Hartford, CT, and former Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development, to succeed Steve Post as the Chief Executive Officer. Miller will join VSECU on March 31 and immediately assume the role of CEO.
In its search for a new CEO, the Board sought a candidate with leadership and strategic experience who could demonstrate a strong commitment to Vermonters and community. “The Board had a handful of very qualified individuals. What stood out about Rob Miller is his extraordinary success in community development and relationship building in his previous leadership positions,” said Jerry Diamond, Chair of the VSECU Board. “We are confident that Rob is the right fit for our membership and the future of VSECU.”
Miller graduated from UVM and started a career in the financial services industry as a retail banker. After managing several Citibank units Miller relocated back to Vermont as a state employee and public servant working for the Vermont Department of Economic Development as Director of Financial Services Development. He was later appointed by the Governor to serve as Deputy Commissioner and then Commissioner of the department. Miller has spent the last thirteen years in investment and strategic management leadership roles in Vermont and Connecticut.
“It’s a privilege and I’m honored to lead such an impressive organization with true vision and an extraordinary track record of delivering meaningful value to its members. I’m excited about the opportunity to continue looking for ways to leverage our cooperative financial institution so that individual members, small businesses and communities can grow and thrive here in Vermont,” said Miller. “I’m looking forward to being back in the State where I consider home.”
Miller succeeds Steve Post whose twenty-three years of leadership grew an employer-based $80 million credit union to a state wide $620 million asset financial institution serving 52,000 members. Post will remain President of VSECU until July 1 when Miller assumes the role of both CEO and President. Post will work closely with Miller as a senior advisor through the leadership transition.
VSECU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, which offers a full range of affordable financial products and services to its member owners. For more information about VSECU, call 802/800 371-5162 or visit www.vsecu.com.