Katherine Miller is an award-winning communications executive, campaign strategist and social media expert. She is the Founding Executive Director of the Chef Action Network (CAN), a nonprofit organization giving back to the chefs who cook from their souls, donate their time and talent, and help us better understand the many complex issues related to food. Miller is also the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy at the James Beard Foundation where she oversees the Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change along with program areas designed to influence positive changes in public policy and industry practices. In September 2017, she was named “The 2017 Most Innovative Woman in Food and Drink” by Fortune and Food & Wine. In her professional life, before food politics, she developed and managed integrated campaigns for many of the world’s leading social responsible corporations and major foundations including TIAA-CREF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and the United Nations Foundation. Her work has won numerous awards including the People’s Choice Webby, Best Non-Profit Tagline of the Year, PR Grassroots Campaign of the year and several Pollies (the political world’s Academy Award). She is a board member of the New Venture Fund and RAINN (the US national sexual assault hotline). She is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans and in her free time she is perfecting her bread baking techniques.
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