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Janet Miller has been a key player in Nashville’s commercial real estate community for over 30 years.  She joined Colliers Nashville as CEO and Market Leader in September of 2014, following 21 years of service as the Chief Economic Development Officer for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.  During that time period, Miller led the ten-county region’s top agency for recruiting new companies to the region and working with existing companies on retention and expansion projects.  She was responsible for development and implementation of national marketing strategies promoting the Nashville area as a leading location in America for business, and led a team that was named a top ten economic development group in America for 3 of the last 5 years of her tenure.  She successfully worked with over 400 corporations on major job-creation projects including Asurion, HCA, Beretta, Mars Pet Care, Nissan, Bridgestone, Dell Inc., BNY Mellon, UBS and numerous others.  At Colliers, Miller is responsible for talent development, business and brand development and all operations for the Nashville office.  Prior to her career at the Chamber, Miller was Director of Research and Marketing for Fulton Vaughn Armstrong Angle, a commercial real estate brokerage firm in Nashville. 

Accomplishments

  • Current Board of Directors Service: Downtown Rotary Club, the YWCA, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Friends of Radnor Lake, AAA Auto Club Tennessee Advisory Board, Tennessee Women’s Forum
  • Past Board of Directors Service: International Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Partnership, Southern Economic Development Council, NAIOP
  • “Top Forty Commercial Real Estate Executives in Nashville”, Nashville Business Journal, 2014 and 2015
  • Winner of the “Fred H. Harris Award” for Top Economic Development Professional in the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Economic Development Council, 2014
  • “Most Powerful Women in Nashville”, one of a class of four, Nashville Post Magazine, June 2013
  • Inaugural class “Woman of Influence” in the “Inspiration” category, Nashville Business Journal, July 2007
  • “Nashville’s Power Players” ranking, Nashville Post Magazine, 2006 - 2014
  • “Fellow Member” of the International Economic Development Council for exceptional contributions to the field of economic development in America, 2007
  • “National Salesperson of the Year”, Nashville Chapter of Sales & Marketing Executive Association, 2006
  • “Top Ten Economic Development Team in America”, Site Selection magazine, 2008, 2010, 2012

Education

  • University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Bachelors of Economics
  • Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma
  • Certified Economic Developer industry certification

Affiliations & Memberships

Downtown Rotary Club, Nashville Downtown Partnership, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Partnership 2020, Friends of Radnor Lake, Tennessee Women's Forum, NAIOP, International Economic Development Council, ULI, Leadership Nashville Alumni Association, Leadership Music Alumni Association

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