Elin D. Miller is principal of Elin Miller Consulting, LLC and works with her husband on their Hazelnut Farm in Umpqua, OR. Elin also serves as Vice Chairman of Vestaron Board, a Crop Protection Company out of Michigan and on the Board of Marrone Bio Innovations in California. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Umpqua Committee College Board of Trustees, and the Chair of the Board of NeighborWorks® Umpqua, a not-for-profit corporation with $70 million in assets and serves on Umpqua Bank’s Regional Board.
Previously, Mrs. Miller served as Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, a Presidential Appointment, with jurisdiction over Alaska, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Mrs. Miller also recently served as appointee of California’s Governor Wilson as Director of the Department of Conservation (Senate Confirmed) and Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, CalEPA. She was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in PR” by PR WEEK.
Mrs. Miller was a Rhodes scholarship finalist, Outstanding Woman Graduate and Student Body VP when she received her bachelor’s degree in agronomy and plant protection from the University of Arizona in 1982, and she graduated from INSEAD’s Advanced Management Program in France in 2000.