ILI Welcomes New CEO, Brian Miller
Written by Admin | June 28, 2018 | In The News
Independent Living, Inc. has selected a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Brian Miller, to lead the nonprofit organization. Miller joins Independent Living, Inc. with extensive experience in social services, housing development, fundraising and strategic planning.
“We are proud to welcome Brian as our new CEO,” commented Brent Lindell, President of the Independent Living, Inc. Board of Directors. “Brian has demonstrated a tremendous aptitude for leadership throughout his 26-year career in public service and we are confident in his skills and vision for Independent Living.”
Most recently, Miller served as the Chief Development Officer for Journey Mental Health Center where he launched infrastructure for the $25 million organization to raise funds to support its mission. He recently returned to Madison after serving in Amman, Jordan, as Regional Program Director, Syrian and Iraqi Relief, for Operation Mercy Sweden. Prior to that, he was Senior Director, Global Capital Campaign, for Habitat for Humanity International, where he was responsible for planning and roll-out of a $4 billion global fundraising campaign. Miller’s connection with Habitat for Humanity began in Madison where he was executive director from 2003 to 2008. His experience with community housing includes serving as Executive Director for the predecessor of Porchlight, Inc.
“I am thrilled to join the team at Independent Living. The need for high quality, affordable housing and services for senior members of our community has never been greater,” commented Miller. “We’ll work really hard on behalf of our residents and clients to exceed their expectations and strive toward the vision that every older adult and person with a disability in our community has a decent place to live and thrive.”
Miller holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College.
Miller takes over for John Hecht, who served as interim CEO during the search process. Lindell expressed appreciation for Hecht, noting, “The members of our Board thank John for his astute leadership and business acumen addressing significant issues that occurred. His financial background has been an additional asset, and we’re grateful that he accepted this extended consulting role.”