Valley Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Member, Ned Miller
DERBY, CT -- The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ned Miller to its Board of Directors. As a lifelong resident of the Valley and a distinguished figure in the community, Mr. Miller's extensive business experience and deep commitment to the region make him an invaluable addition to the board.
"We are genuinely privileged to have someone of Ned's caliber and lifelong dedication to the Valley join our board,” said Sharon Closius, VCF’s President and CEO. “His vast experience in the business world, combined with his unparalleled commitment to community service, ensures he'll bring unique and invaluable perspectives to our work."
Born and raised in Shelton, Mr. Miller's connection to the Valley runs deep. After attending elementary school in Shelton and completing his secondary education at St. Joseph High School, he earned a degree in economics from St. Bernard College.
Mr. Miller's career in the insurance industry spans more than four decades. Starting as an underwriter for Kemper Insurance, he eventually joined the Miller Agency, the family's well-known property and casualty business. By the end of 2012, Mr. Miller had risen to the office of president of Ned Miller Associates, now a division of The Starkweather and Shepley Insurance Brokerage Company.
Beyond his exemplary business acumen, Mr. Miller's dedication to community service is inspiring. He has held significant positions in numerous Valley organizations such as board chairman and annual community campaign chair of the Valley United Way, president of the Ansonia Rotary Club, Housatonic Council Boy Scouts of America, and the Shelton Jaycees. Also, he has served as vice president of the Parent-Child Resource Center, and Treasurer of the Masonic Temple Association. He has also served on many other Valley boards and committees.
Mr. Miller has also received dozens of prestigious Valley honors and awards, including: The Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award from the Valley United way, The Good Scout Award from the Housatonic Council Boy Scouts of America, The Dr. John Ireland Howe Award from the Derby Historical Society, and The Gold Seal Award from the Valley Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few.
"Ned's deep roots in the Valley and his unwavering passion for community development align seamlessly with VCF's mission,” said Nancy Valentine, VCF’s Board Chair. “We're excited for the future and immensely grateful to have him on board."