Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Names Max Miller Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Oct 25, 2010, 09:00 ET from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation's largest donor-supported mentoring network, has named Max Miller Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Treasurer of the organization's board of directors.

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Miller comes to Big Brothers Big Sisters from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Innovation Practice Institute (IPI), where as founding director, his primary duties included strategic program direction, design and execution, curriculum development, market research and competitive analysis, and the sourcing of funding for adjunct faculty resources and operating costs.  The IPI focuses on bringing the culture of innovation to the study and practice of law.  

Before joining the University of Pittsburgh, Miller held managerial roles with H.J. Heinz Company in operations and marketing, leading cross-functional project teams and product initiatives.  He also served as corporate counsel, where he was responsible for various domestic and international transactions.  Miller has also worked as an attorney for Federated Investors, responsible for general corporate and securities law.

Miller has served as a board member with Kids' Voice, a non-profit organization that provides full-service advocacy to abused, abandoned, voiceless and vulnerable children, and Pittsburgh's Kingsley Association, which provides cultural, educational, recreational and social programming to underserved youths and families.

"Max comes to our network with an impressive organizational, managerial and legal background together with a proven commitment to serving children who face adversity," said Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and Chief Executive Officer Karen J. Mathis.  "We're delighted to have someone with his broad and diverse background to take this important leadership role as our network embarks on a renewed strategic direction and repositioning efforts, enhancing our focus of strengthening the nation by improving the odds for children to succeed in and out of school."

In his new role with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Miller will manage legal matters and oversee Information Technology, Human Resources, Diversity and Finance operations.

"A strong believer in and longtime supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, I am proud to be a part of the network's national leadership team," Miller said.  "It is critical that we provide our agencies with efficient and effective systems, structures and support to assist them in carefully matching volunteers and kids in enduring mentoring relationships that yield excellent results."

Miller holds a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, a JD from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.  He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles").

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a system of ongoing evaluation and support that is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that "Littles" will perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of nearly 400 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 250,000 children. Learn how you can positively impact a child's life, donate, or volunteer at BigBrothersBigSisters.org.

SOURCE Big Brothers Big Sisters of America