LIVONIA, Mich., April 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility (MAIPF) today announced that Terri A. Miller, CPCU, its Executive Director, will depart after nearly 20 years in that role on Friday, April 14. Karyn Spaude, MAIPF Controller, has been named interim director as the organization seeks to fill the position. MAIPF expects to announce a new executive director within a month.
Since her appointment in 1999, Miller has overseen the organization's mission to guarantee that automobile insurance is available to Michigan citizens who are unable to obtain it in the competitive market. That role was expanded in 2012 with the integration of the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan to the MAIPF. Miller's role has also included acting as Executive Director of the Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.) Program, which operates a confidential tip line (1-800-242-HEAT) for reporting information about auto theft, carjacking and auto theft-related insurance fraud. The H.E.A.T. program has aided in the recovery of more than $60.8 million in stolen vehicles and other property in its 32 year history.
"Terri has been an invaluable asset to both the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility and the H.E.A.T. Program in her nearly 20-year tenure, and we are deeply appreciative of her commitment to Michigan citizens in this role," said Don Simon, MAIPF Board Chair. "Looking ahead, I have the utmost confidence in Karyn, who has distinguished herself as a clear leader in her time at MAIPF, as well as in the abilities of the MAIPF management team. I expect a smooth transition as we seek a new leader to fill this important role."
SOURCE Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility