Interim President & CEO, Lorraine C. Miller
Lorraine C. Miller is the Interim President and CEO of the NAACP. She was appointed to this position in October 2013 at the NAACP Board of Directors meeting.
From 2007 through 2011, Miller was the 35th Clerk to the U.S. House of Representatives – the first African-American and third woman to serve in the position. As Clerk, she managed the daily operations of the U.S. House, overseeing nine departments and 270 people.
Prior to her role as Clerk, Miller served as Senior Adviser and Director of Intergovernmental Relations to then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In addition to working for Rep. Pelosi, Miller has worked for several other Members of Congress, including Rep. Jim Wright, Rep. Tom Foley, and Rep. John Lewis.
Miller has also worked in the executive branch, serving in the Clinton administration as Deputy Assistant for the House of Representatives in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. Additionally, she served as Bureau Chief for Consumer Information at the FederalCommunications Commission after four years as the Director of Government Relations for the Federal Trade Commission.
Lorraine Miller is a longtime NAACP member and served as President of the Washington, DC NAACP Branch for six years and as a member of the National NAACP Board of Directors since 2008. On the Board of Directors, she served as a member of the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Advocacy and Policy Committee, where she played a significant role in the creation of the NAACP’s Game Changers.
In addition to her role with the NAACP, Miller is a Realtor and a Realist with Keller Williams Preferred Properties in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, which she has done since retirement from the U. S. House of Representatives in 2011.
Miller is a Texas native and is a faithful member of the historic Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC.