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Margaret Resce Milkint

Margaret Resce Milkint is a talent strategist, DEIB champion and an evangelist for talent innovation, transformation and excellence.

Margaret’s 35-year executive search career has focused on insurance and healthcare in the C-suite (notably CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary, CIO, CRO, Chief Medical Officers/Physician Executives) and in the Boardroom on Director searches. She offers depth in the property and casualty, life, health, and reinsurance sectors, including insurtech. She has successfully conducted searches in disciplines such as actuarial, analytics, underwriting, claims, operations, risk, finance, investment, legal, technology, sales/distribution and marketing.

Margaret has actively served as a non-profit Board Director and Board Chair.  She is the Past Board Chair and is an Emeritus Trustee for The Actuarial Foundation. She is a current Outside Board Advisor for the Society of Actuaries, a Board Member for the Museum of Broadcast Communications and for the Executive Sisterhood, an organization promoting female leadership in businesses. Margaret served as Board Chair and on the Board of Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region for nine years.  She has developed deep experience serving as Nominating/Governance Chair and Marketing/Development Chair including Capital Campaign Leadership.  Margaret is also a member of the advisory council of UpspiralLeadership™, a custom leadership and organizational development firm. Additionally, she serves as a Co-Chair of the Women Business Collaborative’s Company of Purpose program, is an Advisory Council Member and its Past Vice-Chair.   She holds membership in the Chicago Finance Exchange (CFE) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Margaret is a champion for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) in the insurance industry and has been action-focused in her efforts. She served as the North America Co-Champion for Dive In, the global festival for DEI in insurance, growing the reach of the event since 2015. She co-founded the Women’s Insurance Networking Group, a platform for networking and career development among female and enlightened male insurance professionals. Margaret is the current U.S. Chair of ISC Group, a global business community for women operating in or involved with insurance. She chairs the Women in Insurance Initiative of Million Women Mentors/STEMconnector and is the recipient of their Champion of Industry Award. Margaret was honored to receive a 2020 President’s Award from the Society of Actuaries in recognition of her service to the actuarial community and for her advancement of DEI. Margaret was also named to the Elite Women 2022 list by Insurance Business America (IBA).

Margaret is an active pro-bono industry speaker, moderator, storyteller, mentor, podcast guest and thought leader on recruiting trends and career forecasting. She shares her insights and advice with industry publications, non-profit groups and universities as a guest lecturer and workshop facilitator.

Margaret received her bachelor’s degree in English with concentrations in French and marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her career in executive search, she was employed by Allstate Insurance Company of Northbrook, Illinois, where she first developed her passion for the insurance industry. Margaret is a native of the Windy City, a die-hard Cubs fan and proud of her Latinx roots.