Union Mutual Announces Bishop, Miller to Join Board of Directors

MONTPELIER – Union Mutual of Vermont Companies is pleased to announce that Betsy Bishop and Robert D. Miller were elected to the Board of Directors of the Union Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the New England Guaranty Insurance Company at the annual meetings held on February 26, 2020 at the Companies’ Montpelier headquarters.


Betsy Bishop

Bishop is currently the President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, a position she has held since 2009. She is the founder of the Vermont Futures Project, a data-driven initiative aimed at advancing growth targets by 2040, and is a lobbyist focusing on health care, tax and economic development policy. Board memberships have included the Vermont Economic Development Authority, Vermont Biosciences Alliance and the Vermont Steering Committee for Working Communities for the Boston Federal Reserve Bank. She also served as deputy chief of staff to Vermont Governor James Douglas and as Economic Development commissioner.




Robert D. Miller

Miller is currently the President & CEO of VSECU (Vermont State Employees Credit Union), a position he has held since 2014. He is the former Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development and spent 13 years in investment, strategic and insurance asset management leadership roles at Dwight Asset Management (VT) and Conning (CT). Current Board memberships include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, Energy Action Network and the Vermont Council on Rural Development.  Rob also serves as an Advisory Board Member of The Sustainable Innovation MBA at the UVM Grossman School of Business.









Union Mutual of Vermont Companies, founded in 1874, is a property casualty insurance group consisting of Union Mutual Fire Insurance and New England Guaranty Insurance Company Inc., both based in Montpelier, Vermont; and Community Mutual Insurance Company, based in Troy, New York. The three companies write a total of $185 million in direct premium annually through independent agents throughout New England and New York, and are all rated A-(Excellent) by A.M. Best.