Thomas J. Miller
Tom Miller is currently the President/CEO of International Executive Service Corps, a non-profit that furnishes expertise to the developing world to train in best business practices. In addition, in 2011, Tom was appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be the Chair of the Board of the International Commission on Missing Persons, an internationally acclaimed organization that identifies missing persons in many countries by using DNA-matching and other techniques. In 2009, Tom was President and CEO of the United Nations Association of the U.S. From 2005-08, he served as CEO of Plan International, a large nongovernmental organization that works in 66 countries to improve the lives of children in developing countries.
A 29-year career diplomat, Tom’s experience in the Foreign Service spanned many continents. From 2001-04, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Greece, where he focused on the security concerns of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and domestic counter-terrorism. From 1999-2001, as U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, he worked on helping the country recover after a devastating war. From 1997-99, he was Special Coordinator for the Cyprus negotiations (rank of ambassador). He was also posted to Thailand, Greece two other times, and the State Department in Washington, where he focused on North Africa, the Middle East, and counter-terrorism issues.
Tom serves on the boards of D.A.R.E. (an anti-drug organization in schools), Partnership for a Secure America (promoting bipartisanship in U.S. foreign policy), and Lampsa (a Greek hotel company). He was also recently selected to serve on AARP’s National Policy Council. He is the recipient of many honors and awards as well as honorary degrees.
A native of the Chicago area, Ambassador Miller has five degrees from the University of Michigan: a PhD in Political Science (1975), Master’s in both Political Science (1973) and Asian Studies (1972), and a BA in Political Science (1969). In addition, in 2003 he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree when he was also the Commencement Speaker.