Josh Miller’s big-picture approach to leadership
Josh Miller is one of the Top 25 Young Professionals of 2021
Josh Miller, 33
Manager of Community Engagement, Verizon | Greenwood Village
One question faced Josh Miller on his first day as Verizon’s first Colorado manager of community engagement: How do you engage a community that has been locked down by a pandemic?
“Josh was up for the task,” says his friend and colleague, Brittany Morris Saunders. “His work to-date has included expanding Verizon’s outreach into the community and enhancing its presence in the social/racial justice, LGBTQ, STEM Education and digital inclusion communities.”
Miller’s resume includes stints with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, and he considers former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb a mentor.
“All of the positions I have worked in required bringing individuals and groups of people together to make difficult decisions,” Miller says. “This approach not only makes our business and political community stronger but it makes the country stronger.”
Miller has served as an at-large member of the Jewish Community Relations Council and a Planned Parenthood of the Rockies board member. As popular drag queen Laura Menorah, he has used performances to raise more than $35,000 for charity.
His No. 1 goal: “To positively impact the city that I love and ensure its global success, whether by supporting a future mayor or serving as the first gay mayor of Denver.”
This article is part of the ColoradoBiz’s 2021 Top 25 Young Professionals. Click here to read more about the latest class of up-and-coming movers and shakers.