WASHINGTON--The new Greater Washington Partnership (Partnership) announced today that it has chosen Jason Miller as the organization’s first chief executive officer. Miller will begin his tenure as CEO on April 1, 2017 and report to the Partnership’s Board of Directors.
Miller most recently served at the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council where he led the Administration's economic policy coordination on manufacturing and innovation, transportation and infrastructure, tax policy, energy, entrepreneurship, and issues related to Puerto Rico. During his seven years in the Administration, Miller developed and implemented some of the Administration’s most important efforts to spur a more competitive, innovative economy. He launched the Manufacturing USA program in 2012, which has grown to a network of 14 public-private manufacturing institutes with more than 1,000 member organizations that develop cutting-edge technologies and new workforce solutions to secure the future of manufacturing in the United States. He led the White House efforts to provide Puerto Rico the tools it needs to address its current crisis and create a path to recovery. He developed SelectUSA, the first ever federal effort to bring job-creating investment to the U.S. from around the world. He was also central to the Administration’s transportation, energy, and infrastructure initiatives – from fuel efficiency standards for light duty vehicles and the first-ever federal automated vehicle policy to the passage of a long-term surface transportation bill.
“We are eager to begin addressing the many important challenges facing our region and are thrilled to have Jason at the helm to do just that,” said Russ Ramsey, CEO of Ramsey Asset Management, Chairman of the Greater Washington Partnership, and former Chairman of Washington 2024, the organization established to lead the region’s recent effort to host the 2024 Olympic Games. “Jason’s impressive history of building smart policy solutions in manufacturing and innovation, two critical priorities for the Greater Washington region, will enable him to hit the ground running and deliver concrete results quickly.”
“Jason’s strong track record of leadership in the Administration combined with his knowledge of the intersection of private sector innovation with economic growth makes him uniquely qualified to be the inaugural leader of the Greater Washington Partnership,” said Peter Scher, Chairman of the Washington, DC region for JPMorgan Chase and Vice Chairman of the Greater Washington Partnership.
Miller previously was a management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group and Marakon Associates. He advised leading global companies on strategic and operational issues, including evaluating specific regions and cities around the world to determine their relative attractiveness for business expansion and capital investment. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife, Katy, and their two children.
“I am honored to be given this opportunity, and I am excited to build and lead this new organization focused on tackling the region’s most pressing economic issues,” said Jason Miller, CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership. “The Greater Washington region has impressive assets, and with the leadership of our Board, I know we can be a much-needed catalyst for real action, delivering a more inclusive, innovative economy.”
“Jason is a talented and dynamic leader. Working together for six years at the White House, I watched Jason in action every day, combining his policy savvy with an unmatched ability to get hard things done,” said Jeff Zients, former Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. “Jason is the right person to deliver real results for the Greater Washington region by taking the helm and making this new organization best in class.”
The Partnership is comprised of a group of leading, civic-minded CEOs and entrepreneurs from the Greater Washington region—from Baltimore to Richmond—who’ve come together to address the critical economic issues facing the region and ensure it remains one of the world’s best places to live, work and build a business. It will advance inclusive, actionable solutions that strengthen the regional economy and position Greater Washington as a leading global region and center for commerce and innovation.
The Partnership will focus on the high impact drivers of the region’s economic growth including:
- Advancing infrastructure solutions that strengthen regional mobility and improve quality of life;
- Educating and training individuals for the jobs that employers need to fill now and in the future;
- Increasing recognition of Greater Washington, from Baltimore to Richmond, as a vibrant hub for business and innovation; and
- Building long-term leadership positions in high-growth industry sectors.
About the Greater Washington Partnership
The Greater Washington Partnership is a team of civic-minded CEOs, comprised of leading businesses and entrepreneurs, who are committed to making the Greater Washington region—from Baltimore to Richmond—one of the world’s best places to live, work and build a business. Working in collaboration with leaders across our communities, the Partnership connects and leverages the region’s extraordinary assets to advance inclusive, actionable solutions that strengthen Greater Washington as leading global region and center for commerce and innovation.
Founding investors of the organization include the CEOs and leaders of Ramsey Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Johns Hopkins University, Capital One Financial Corporation, Dominion Resources, MedImmune, S&R Foundation, WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, Under Armour, The Carlyle Group, McKinsey & Company, MedStar Health, T. Rowe Price, Rally Health, and EY. Information about the Greater Washington Partnership is available at www.greaterwashingtonpartnership.com.