Janice Menke Abraham joined United Educators (UE) as president and CEO in 1998. During her tenure, UE has become known as the premier risk management and liability insurance company serving educational institutions; more than 1,600 schools, colleges, and universities rely on UE’s education specific expertise. Prior to joining UE, Abraham served the higher education community at Whitman College, Cornell University, and at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). Abraham also served as an international banker for J. P. Morgan. Abraham serves as a trustee of American University and Whitman College and on the Institutes Board of Directors, The Griffith Foundation’s Leadership Council, American University’s School of International Service Dean’s Advisory Council, and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) Editorial Board. She served as the first woman chair of the board of governors of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America from 2009-2010. She currently serves on the association’s executive and investment committees. She is a former president of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers and a past board member of NACUBO and the National Risk Retention Association.
Abraham earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in international service from American University. She is the author of the 2013 book, Risk Management: An Accountability Guide for University and College Trustees, published by AGB, which encourages board oversight of enterprise risk management activities at their institution. She has testified before Congress and the Treasury Department on insurance issues and writes and speaks frequently on strategic issues affecting educational institutions and the insurance industry. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, Kim Abraham. They have a daughter, who resides and works in Washington DC.