2021 Group Award Honoree — Special recognition of The Dow Company Foundation, Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation and The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation.
President/CEO, United Way of Midland County
Holly Miller serves as the President and CEO for United Way of Midland County. She is a collaborative community leader who is driven to improve lives by bringing people together.
She spent over two decades working in the advertising industry, including owning and operating a full-service Design and Marketing firm. She followed her heart into nonprofit, joining the United Way team in 2007 where she served as Vice President through 2016. She then led Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region until rejoining the United Way team as CEO in 2019.
She is an active participate in numerous community organizations including Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance Leadership Class of 2018, Our Community Listens and Creating Our Best.
She serves on the leadership teams of numerous collaborative groups including: Health & Human Services Council, Community Success Panel, Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition, MCAN, MidMichigan Health Advisory Council, MiHIA Population Health and was on the Board of Education for Bullock Creek Schools for twelve years. She provided co-leadership for the Covid-19 task force and stepped up to provide shared leadership for the Long-term Disaster Recovery Group in the wake of the 2020 dam failures. She was also recently selected to serve on the United Way Worldwide Network Decision-Making Council.
She attended Lansing Community College and Kendall School of Design, earning a degree in Graphic Design. She holds a Certification in Positive Psychology, Creating Positive Change and is a certified Harwood Public Innovator. She is committed to fostering shared learning, collaboration, inclusion and lending time through volunteerism.
Miller resides in Midland with her husband and loves spending time with family including her parents, two children, their spouses and four amazing grandchildren who currently live in Michigan and Massachusetts. She is also mom to three “adopted” young couples and their children who are now family.