Advisor profile

My approach

Your financial goals are individual, and I can help you achieve them. I take the time to understand what’s truly important to you — whether it’s saving for college, retiring the way you want, making smart investments or anything else. The personalized financial advice I offer can help you prepare for the expected and unexpected things in life. As a result, you can feel more confident, connected and in control of your financial life. With the right financial advice, life can be brilliant.

Areas of focus

  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Estate Planning Strategies
Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.


  • APMA® Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠
  • AWMA® Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠


  • Princeton University class of 1975: BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • American University of Beirut class of 1981: MA in Middle East Studies
  • Columbia University class of 1984: MPhil in Sociology


  • My wife and I are actively involved in the visual arts. Some of our favorite museums include the Smithsonian Institution's Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Reitberg in Zurich, The Rubin in NYC, Cleveland Art Museum, Crystal Bridges, and the Clark Art Institute in MA.
  • We enjoy spending time in Craftsbury, Vermont where we practice sculling on Lake Hosmer at the Craftsbury Rowing Center.
  • Favorite recent books: Deep Work by Cal Newport & An Ethic of Excellence by Ron Berger
  • Breathtaking moment: The First International Sufi Music Festival Rajasthan, India

Community participation

Dick Miller is a long-time supporter of the visual arts, most recently as a Director's Circle member of the Smithsonian's Freer Sackler Galleries. Dick's wife is the director of the Ackland museum at UNC Chapel Hill. Dick supports Heartbeet, a community of adults with developmental disabilities who live and work together in a therapeutic agricultural residence in the hills of Vermont where his brother, a skilled carpenter, has built residential housing.

Private Wealth Advisors

Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisors have extensive experience in helping affluent clients preserve and grow their wealth. They possess the capabilities and resources to provide customized recommendations and support for tax, estate, and retirement planning. They help clients step back and explore the full range of opportunities their wealth can bring. With years of experience and an established network of expert resources, Private Wealth Advisors are among the most qualified and credentialed advisors in the industry. Ameriprise Financial gives this elite group the highest priority and quality of service and resources available to help ensure their clients receive the best possible client experience.