The Miller Institute is designed to preserve the legacy of former Governor Zell Miller, promote bipartisan solutions to critical issues facing Georgia, and inspire stakeholders to work together to achieve results.

The Organization

  • Public Policy

    The Miller Institute for Public Policy is a 501c4 organization dedicated to carrying on the Miller legacy by advocating for bipartisan solutions to critical issues facing Georgia.
  • Foundation

    The Miller Institute Foundation is a nonpartisan 501c3 organization whose mission is to educate the public on the Miller record and inspire people to pursue careers in public service.

Board of Directors

  • Dean Alford

    President and CEO,
    Allied Energy Services
  • Thurbert Baker

    Partner, Dentons US LLP
    Former Attorney General of Georgia
  • Michael Coles

    Chairman of Brand Bank
    to Board of Directors
  • Charlie Harman

    Former Chief of Staff,
    U.S. Senator Zell Miller
  • Hank Huckaby

    Former Chancellor,
    University System of Georgia
  • Keith Mason

    Founder, KWM Capital Management,
    Former Chief of Staff, Governor Zell Miller
  • Bryan Miller

    Executive Director,
    Miller Institute for Public Policy
  • Shirley Miller

    Former First Lady of Georgia
  • Pete Robinson

    Chairman, Troutman Sanders Strategies
  • Eric Tanenblatt

    Principal, Dentons US LLP

Background Inspiration

The idea to form the Miller Institute for Public Policy was inspired by the legacy of former Georgia Governor Zell Miller. On January 14, 1991, Zell Miller took the oath of office as Georgia’s 79th Governor. The central purpose of his administration would be to prepare Georgia for the 21st century.

While a candidate for Governor in 1990, Miller had an idea to create a statewide lottery exclusively for the purpose of funding education initiatives in Georgia. Today, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has transferred more than $18.1 billion to the students of Georgia. Over the past 25 years, this money has allowed more than 1.7 million students to go to college in Georgia on HOPE Scholarships, more than 1.4 million four-year olds to begin their education early in Georgia’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Program, and all of Georgia’s public schools have benefited from over $1.8 billion in capital outlay, computer and technology upgrades. These programs represent the signature achievements of Governor Miller’s forty year career in public service.

This is the type of bold leadership and vision the Miller Institute aims to promote and encourage.