LWVO Annouces New Executive Director

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JEN MILLER TO BE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LWVOJen Miller

(Columbus, OH) The League of Women Voters of Ohio is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Miller as its incoming Executive Director.  Jen will be introduced to those attending the LWVO Statehouse Day on April 11 and will begin her appointment on May 1, 2018.

Raised in small town Ohio, Jen Miller comes to the League from the Sierra Club, where she has served in various capacities since 2008, most recently as Executive Director. For nearly twenty years, Miller has worked with diverse communities to promote social and environmental justice through positions with Columbus Rec and Parks, the King Arts Complex, Global Gallery, and OSU. Miller earned her Master's in Arts Policy, Education and Administration, a program of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Vocal Music and History and Ethnic Studies from Capital University. Miller is a graduate of the US Department of Energy NREL Leadership Academy. Inspiring others to participate in civic engagement is her deepest passion. She is a jazz singer and proud mother of one daughter. 

“The breadth and depth of Jen’s experience in the non-profit sector makes her particularly suited to LWVO’s mission, as we continue to work in collaboration with many other constituencies interested in making democracy work for us all,” noted Mary Kirtz Van Nortwick, co-president of the LWVO state board. “Jen has all of the qualities we were hoping to find in the new Executive Director.  Her experience with advocacy and leadership of a grass-roots organization is especially relevant.  We look forward to working with her,” added co-president Alison Ricker.  Miller will replace long-time Executive Director Carrie Davis and Interim Executive Director Beth Taggart, “both of whom served LWVO capably and effectively,” said Ricker

Statehouse Day is the League’s advocacy day. More than 100 members will attend to meet with their legislators, get updates on the campaign to pass Issue 1, and learn more about engaging young people in the political process, working with diverse groups, and civil discourse. Since 1920, the League of Women Voters of Ohio has been a leader in empowering citizens and defending democracy. The League, a nonpartisan organization, works to promote the informed and active participation of citizens in democracy and advocate in the public interest after study and consensus.  The League in Ohio has more than 2600 members in more than 30 local Leagues across the state.

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For Immediate Release: April 10, 2018                             

Contact:   Beth Taggart 

Interim Executive Director, LWVO, (614) 469-1505  director [at] lwvohio.org (email)

 

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