Ericka Miller is vice president of the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller, placing exceptional leaders in mission-driven nonprofit organizations. Before rejoining the firm, she was chief of membership, governance, and higher education at the College Board. Previously, she was senior advisor to Secretary Arne Duncan at the U.S. Department of Education.
Prior to her service in the presidential administration of President Barack Obama, Miller was vice president for operations and strategic leadership at the Education Trust, a nationally recognized research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting high academic achievement of all students, kindergarten through college.
Ericka was also president and chief operating officer of the McKenzie Group (now part of American Institutes for Research), a comprehensive education consulting firm with a 20-year history of providing evaluation and technical assistance services to school districts, institutions of higher education, federal agencies, foundations, and other public and private organizations.
From 1997 through 2000, Miller served as legislative assistant to former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, advising the senator on all elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education policy issues. Before her time on the Hill, Miller was assistant professor of English literature at Mills College, in Oakland, Calif. Prior to launching her career in education, she was an editor at the Washingtonian magazine.
Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Georgetown University and master’s and doctoral degrees in English Literature from Stanford University. She is a member of Leadership Greater Washington’s class of 2004, and she serves on a number of nonprofit boards.