Published: June 29, 2012
Washington – Business Roundtable (BRT) today named veteran lobbyist and political strategist Bill Miller as Senior Vice President. He will oversee all outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration on behalf of the association that represents chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies. Miller, who joins the BRT most recently from international corporate communications firm Brunswick, brings over two decades of experience on Capitol Hill and representing business interests in Washington.
“Bill has a proven track record of working with Republicans and Democrats alike to advance issues that are vital to growing the economy and creating American jobs,” said BRT President John Engler. “He brings a vast network of political and business community contacts and will be instrumental in driving forward the Roundtable’s agenda.”
Before joining Brunswick, Miller served in several senior positions during his 12 years at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and five years as Chief of Staff to former U.S. Representative Constance Morella (R-MD). At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Miller served as Senior Vice President for Political Affairs & Federal Relations and National Political Director, advising the Chamber’s CEO and overseeing the Chamber’s legislative, advocacy and lobbying tactics. He has extensive experience coordinating and executing political and grassroots operations and implementing lobbying campaigns on many of the top issues facing the business community.
From 1994 to 1999, Miller served as Chief of Staff to Representative Morella, overseeing the Congresswoman’s legislative and political agenda. He is a seasoned television contributor having appeared regularly on CNN’s Inside Politics, CNBC, Bloomberg, ABC World News and PBS.
“The CEOs of BRT recognize the agenda in front of Congress for 2013 will be incredibly daunting,” Engler added. “With the addition of Bill to our leadership team, the Roundtable strengthens its ability to play a leading role in addressing our nation’s challenges.”
Miller earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor from American University.
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Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with over $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees. BRT member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest more than $150 billion annually in research and development – nearly half of all private U.S. R&D spending. Our companies pay $163 billion in dividends to shareholders and generate an estimated $420 billion in sales for small and medium-sized businesses annually.
BRT companies give nearly $9 billion a year in combined charitable contributions.