Amy Ruhter McMillan

Senior Associate Vice President of Marketing
IES Abroad

Amy Ruhter McMillan is the Senior Associate Vice President of Marketing at IES Abroad where she has worked since 1998. Since 2008, the Marketing Department has won more than 65 marketing-related awards for IES Abroad’s Study Abroad Film Festival, print materials, and your world [redefined] campaign, to name a few. Amy has a degree in English and Writing, and a minor in Spanish from Valparaiso University in Indiana where she studied abroad for a semester in Cambridge, England. She also attended Hong Kong International School for grades 5-12. Prior to IES Abroad, Amy worked at Andersen Worldwide and was a Freelance Writer for Watson Wyatt (now Towers Perrin), where she collaborated with lawyers and HR staff around the Asia-Pacific to write and edit the Employment Terms & Conditions Report Asia Pacific and the Benefits Report Asia Pacific.

Read below to find out a bit more about Amy:

Where have you studied or lived abroad?

I grew up in Hong Kong (ages 5 and through college) and studied abroad in Cambridge, England.

What is your favorite place you've traveled and why?

I feel bad picking one place, but I think it has to be Santorini, Greece. I've never seen any place like it. There is no description of the color blue of the Aegean Sea.

What is the one item you can't travel without?

A book.

What do you like to do in your spare time?


Best piece of advice you've ever received?

To never be ashamed of what you feel.

Tell us one thing people probably don't know about you.

I have a LOT of shoes. I'll be embarrassed to tell you how many pairs if you ask me.

My newest happy place: Santorini.