After an extensive search and interview process, Holly Miller has been named the new Executive Director at United Way of Midland County. Currently serving as the Executive Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region, Miller will officially assume her new role on March 11. Outgoing Executive Director Ann Fillmore will help guide Miller through the transition and will step down on March 15. After 12 years of leadership at United Way of Midland County, Fillmore will be joining Omni-Tech International, a Midland-based consulting firm.
Miller is not new to the United Way organization and mission. She was hired in 2007 as the Communications Director and later promoted to VP of Community Impact and Engagement in 2014. She helped develop United Way’s strategic voice, engagement strategies and was instrumental in creating and implementing their community investment process. She joined Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2016 and has led the organization’s regional efforts through a chapter of innovation and growth as a United Way funded partner in four counties.
“Holly brought strong leadership, vision and passion during her tenure at BBBS,” shared incoming board president Karl Huebert. “Through her inspirational leadership we implemented cultural and structural changes, which has resulted in significant impacts to the children and communities we serve. Holly’s contributions to the organization have set us on an exciting course for the future and she will be greatly missed.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters will begin its search for Miller’s replacement immediately.
“Nearly 12 years ago, I embarked on the most meaningful journey of my life—turning my passion for impacting people into a career, shared Miller. “That chapter began when I joined United Way and has been nurtured through my time with both organizations. I have been inspired by the impact of mentoring and it has been a privilege to grow this important prevention work alongside an amazing team. Returning to United Way is an incredible opportunity. I am both excited and humbled to work alongside the board, funders, agencies, corporations, foundations, donors, volunteers, staff and community to create an ever expanding ripple of impact.”
Holly is an active participant in numerous community organizations including Rotary, Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance Leadership Class of 2018 and the Certification in Positive Psychology cohort. She serves on Alignment Saginaw, TEGA, co-leads an early grade reading training initiative as well as regional work around the Opiate Crisis and Mental Health. She has a BA degree in Graphic Design. Miller resides in Midland with her husband and has two grown children and a new grandson.