Jackson Hope Fund

Warren J. Bryan ’71
VMI Foundation, Inc.
Ph:  (540) 464-7287


P: (540) 464-7212
F: (540) 464-7719

Dean's Office
210 Smith Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450

John C. Miller '61

John C. Miller spent his professional career in the insurance business. He started with Aetna Insurance Company in 1963.  He returned to his native Saint Louis in 1971 to work with a national insurance brokerage firm, and, in 1975, he helped establish C.J. Thomas Company, Inc., which now is one of the largest and most respected regional insurance brokerage firms in the Midwest.  Mr. Miller is a Director and the Chairman Emeritus of C.J. Thomas Company, Inc.

In 1986, he founded Rural Housing Reinsurance Company, Ltd of Hamilton, Bermuda, and serves as that company’s president.

Mr Miller graduated from VMI with a degree in History and served two years in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry officer.

Mr. Miller is a member of the VMI Foundation’s Board of Trustees, joining the Board in 2009. This is his second term as a trustee; he previously served from 1991 to 1999.