Summer Miller recently joined American Indian OIC’s board of directors. Ms. Miller is Turtle Mountain Ojibwe and serves as Vice President and Change Management Lead at U.S. Bank.

Ms. Miller learned about the board and AIOIC through U.S. Bank’s Native American Business Resource Group. U.S. Bank’s Business Resource Groups bring together employees who have similar backgrounds, experiences, or interests and their allies. Summer serves as the Management Advisor for the Native American group at U.S. Bank, where they create experiences for employees to learn about Native American history and culture through educational events. These groups also facilitate educational opportunities for colleagues to learn how to engage coworkers and customers of different cultures in meaningful ways. They lead cultural activities, volunteer events, and create awareness of opportunities in the community- like that of board membership at American Indian OIC.

Ms. Miller has spent most of her career at U.S. Bank working in various Human Resources roles. She recently relocated to the Twin Cities from Phoenix for a company-wide Change Management position. Ms. Miller believes her greatest strengths are being able to see issues from a ‘people’ lens and enter into tough conversations with the ability to recognize and manage bias. Presently, she is finishing her doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University and writing her dissertation on organizational change communication and its impact on people’s emotional engagement in change.

When she is not at work, Ms. Miller is mother and wife to a large blended family. Her pastimes include playing guitar and singing at her church and composing music. She is originally from Oregon and is looking forward to exploring Midwest living. Ms. Miller is passionate about effective communication and is excited to bring her knowledge and skills to the AIOIC board.

We are grateful for our partners at U.S. Bank and the Native American Business Resource Group and we are thrilled to welcome Ms. Miller to AIOIC and to the community.