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Debra Miller of Quarles & Brady inducted into Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Hall of Fame
Miller recognized as standout in strategic communications
(Milwaukee, WI.) -- Debra A. Miller, Marketing Communications Administrator for Quarles & Brady LLP, was recently inducted into Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) Hall of Fame. Miller was inducted during the 2012 Hall of Fame Luncheon at Hampton in October where she was recognized for her outstanding professional achievements and dedication to service.
“Debra has had an extraordinary career in public relations and corporate communications,”
As a Senior Corporate Communications and Marketing Generalist, Miller has counseled senior executives on policy decisions, crisis management, reputation management, media relations and thought leadership strategies. She has helped organizations create public/private partnerships, develop internal and external communications’
A former senior consultant at Global Communications Strategists, LLC and former Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Philanthropy for Aurora Health Care, Miller has spent her career achieving measureable results for some of the world’s best-known brands, including Bank of America, Capital One Financial Services, Wal-Mart, Delta Airlines, Levi-Strauss Canada, Time-Warner, AT&T, Astra Zeneca and Shell Oil. Miller has held public affairs leadership positions at the Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Agriculture, NASA, Department of the Army and the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition to holding administrative, teaching and public relations positions at Howard University, Hampton University, University of Portland, Florida International University and Clark Atlanta University, Miller has served as an advisor to six university presidents.
An author and highly sought after national speaker, Miller received the public relations industry’s highest award, “The Gold Anvil,” from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 2006. In 1997, she became president of PRSA, making her the first woman of color, the first African American and only the second educator to head the 30,000+ member organization.
The event at Hampton commemorated the 10-year anniversary of the University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. Also inducted into the Hall of Fame were Robert Sengstacke Abbott, founder of the Chicago Defender; Tony Brown, SHSJC Dean Emeritus and producer of "Tony Brown's Journal"; Sheila R. Solomon, Veteran journalist and recruiter; Allison Seymour, anchor for Fox5; and journalist Spencer Christian.
About Scripps Howard School of Journalism
"Give light and the people will find their own way.” This motto, coined by the Scripps Howard Foundation, has been the guiding inspiration of Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications since its inception in 2002. Uniquely designed as a modern, symbolic lighthouse, the Scripps Howard School was built with a vision to produce ethical and competitive leaders equipped to practice excellence and innovation in multimedia technology, while adhering to the core principles of journalism and communications.
About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.; Shanghai, China; and Washington, D.C. The Firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the Firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.