Scott E. Miller is a Principal with Scott Miller Executive Search, which was founded in January 2009. The firm focuses on nonprofit, higher education and diversity. He has more than 25 years experience in leading retained executive search firms, professional service firms and in the public sector. Mr. Miller most recently served as a Client Partner in Korn/Ferry International’s San Francisco office, where he spent nine years. At Korn/Ferry, Mr. Miller was a member of the firm’s Non-Profit and Education Practice, as well as the Diversity Practice.
Previously, he worked as the Western Regional Staffing Manager for Watson Wyatt Worldwide, an international human resources consulting firm. Mr. Miller established a nine-office regional recruitment function and recruited for all levels across all practice areas at the company.
Prior to Watson Wyatt, Mr. Miller worked in the San Francisco office of a boutique executive search firm. While there, he recruited mid- to upper-level management candidates. During his tenure, Mr. Miller served as an outsourced human resources/recruitment firm for the largest private utility in the U.S. Prior to that, he was at the San Francisco office of another large executive search firm.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Miller served in the George H.W. Bush administration in Washington, D.C. He worked at the Department of Labor in the areas of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity, and later at the White House in Presidential Personnel where he recruited individuals for political appointments within the administration. Mr. Miller earned his bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus in public relations from the University of Alabama in 1988.
Mr. Miller has served on the National Board of Directors of GLAAD since 2009. He was Co-Chair of the Board from 2010 to 2011 and has chaired the Board Development and Governance Committees. Miller was elected to the Board of Directors of the San Francisco SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in December 2012. He currently serves as the Chair of the Nominations Committee. Mr. Miller most recently served as the Chairman of the Board of Academy Of Friends, a San Francisco non-profit that raises money for HIV/AIDS service organizations in the Bay Area. Mr. Miller also managed the development function of the organization – both individual and corporate giving – during his tenure from 2002 to 2008. In 2009, he received the Jay Luque Award for Outstanding Volunteerism for his continued service to Academy Of Friends.