Meet the Executive Team
Sean Miller, Chairman & CEO CPCU CIC CWCA
A specialist in risk management, Sean joined the firm in 1983. Since then, he has become an area expert on insuring privately held businesses and nonprofits. His risk seminars have guided such organizations as The United Way, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the American Red Cross.
In keeping with the Miller commitment to service, Sean sits on the boards of Community Living Opportunities, Rockhurst High School, Homes from the Heart, the Ozanam’s Foundation and The Catholic Community Foundation, among others.
Sean is a graduate of the Centurions leadership program, sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and Kansas City Tomorrow, sponsored by the Civic Council. In addition, he is a guest lecturer for the Master’s of Public Administration program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He attended Rockhurst High School and Regis University.
Matt Miller, President CIC ARM CWCA
Prior to joining The Miller Group in 1986, Matt worked as a manager in the construction field. That expertise translated into a special focus in property and casualty sales. Matt has served on the board of the Associated Builders and Contractors and other trade organizations which help him better assist his clients.
Today, Matt’s primary responsibility is in Business Development, particularly in the Captives Insurance Program arena. For the past 20 years, he has helped the firm grow in excess of 20% each year, doubling in size about every three years.
Matt is a graduate of Rockhurst High School in Kansas City and Regis University, where he earned a BS/BA in Business and Philosophy.
Greg Smart, Chief Operating Office
With over 30 years of experience in management and operations, Greg has been a member of The Miller Group’s executive committee for two decades, guiding the agency through remarkable growth.
A veteran of numerous boards and councils, Greg earned his BS in Accounting from the University of Kansas.
Pat Murphy, CWCA, President, Commercial Division & Private Risk Management
A broker for 16 years, Pat combines his extensive knowledge of commercial insurance products with his passion for serving mission driven organizations. With a clear recognition that, “no margin means no mission” Pat leads the team of professionals that service those who serve others. The Miller Group’s unique niche in providing a comprehensive scope of insurance solutions to non-profit organizations is guided by Pat’s vision.
Pat speaks regularly on risk management to nonprofits around Kansas City, and lectures at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management.
Pat is also involved in many nonprofits as a volunteer. Currently, he sits on the boards of the Kansas City Zoo and the American Subcontractors Association.
James Clay, President, Employee Benefits and HR Support
Jim’s thirty plus-year career includes designing and managing large multi-site employee benefit plans as well as owning and running previous employee benefit organizations. His success and reputation as a healthcare expert is based on a passion for linking client business goals to results-oriented solutions. Joining The Miller Group in 2012, Jim brings a wealth of healthcare reform knowledge and advanced benefit and financial modeling tools that result in long-term, bottom-line success for his clients.
A frequent guest speaker on both healthcare reform and employee benefits, Jim is active in a number of Kansas City civic organizations, serving as the Chairman of the Mercury Club Welfare Fund and a member of the Advisory Council for the Salvation Army. A Sigma Chi from the University of Missouri, Jim graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature/Creative Writing with a double minor in History and Finance.
Amber Miller Manning, Vice President, Employee Benefits
As Vice President of Employee Benefits, Amber will be responsible for ensuring delivery of The Miller Group service platform – including client services, financial analytics, compliance and communications. As the granddaughter of the founder of the company, Robert E. Miller, Amber perpetuates the family legacy.
Manning earned an art history and sociology degree from Loyola University, Chicago and is a Kansas City native. Community involvement includes board positions on the KC Symphony Business Council and the Central Exchange.