July 25, 2022
By Linda Fisher of United Commercial Travelers
Kenneth (Ken) Milliser of Pickerington was elected international president of UCT (United Commercial Travelers), a non-profit membership/volunteer organization with local chapters across the U.S. and Canada, at the organization’s recent annual convention.
Milliser was no stranger to UCT when he originally joined UCT’s Columbus, Ohio Council 1 in 1974. His father was a member of Lancaster, Ohio Council 6, making Milliser a second-generation UCT member. He is a past local president and a past regional president of the organization. Through UCT he has coached several youth soccer teams and helped establish a youth golf tournament. He currently serves as the council’s volunteer coordinator.
Milliser graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Nutrition in 1975, and a master’s degree, thesis tract, in Research and Evaluation in 1987. He was employed by The Ohio State University for 36 years and retired in 2009.
In addition to his longtime UCT commitment, Milliser is an active and dedicated member of the Pickerington Lions Club, where he progressed through the chairs to serve as president and on the executive board. Ken has always had a great love for singing and has performed in choirs while attending Berne Union High School and Ohio University. In 1966 he was a member of The Ohio State Fair Youth Choir and as a choir alumni toured Europe in 1967 and marched and sang in the 1975 Rose Bowl Parade.
UCT (United Commercial Travelers) is a fraternal benefit society driven by its members and their commitment to community service across North America. Members decide on a local basis which causes and charities to support and how to best meet the needs of their communities. As a 501c8 non-profit, the organization’s charitable efforts are made possible through the sales of its insurance products. Visit www.uct.org to learn more.