WSU Walton Lecturer is Memphis Executive

PULLMAN, Wash. — Millicent W. “Millie” Workman, an award-winning risk manager, will
give Washington State University’s seventh annual Walton Lecture Wednesday, Sept. 22, on
the Pullman campus.
Her 5 p.m. presentation, “Current Issues in Risk Management,” set for Todd Hall, Room 276,
will be hosted by Mike McNamara, Mutual of Enumclaw/Field Distinguished Professor of
Insurance in WSU’s College of Business and Economics.
“The field of risk management is undergoing monumental change,” McNamara says. “Risk
managers are being called upon to assume new responsibilities at a time when insurance
brokerages and insurance companies are consolidating and the property and liability insurance
market is still relatively soft. We are fortunate to have Millie Workman here at WSU with us.”
Workman is risk manager for Memphis-based Mueller Industries, a Fortune 500 international
metals company. She joined Mueller following a career in the insurance and risk management
industries. She began her own disaster recovery planning business in 1994, and previously
worked for Belz Enterprises, Hemisphere General Insurance Group, and Care Inns, as well as an
insurance agency and a brokerage.
She has been recognized by several professional groups for her service to the industry and
her risk management expertise. She was twice named “Insurance Woman of the Year” by
insurance groups in Memphis.
The Walton Lecture is sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents of Washington to
honor its past president, Max Walton. The annual lecture brings to WSU prominent national
insurance leaders.