Sam Miller is the Development Director for Buckeye Hills Regional Council. Miller leads the Community & Economic Development team in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and projects within BHRC’s eight-county region. She works with state, local and federal officials to ensure community and economic development initiatives are coordinated among Buckeye Hills’ partner agencies and stakeholders.
A native of the Village of Somerset, Miller attended Ohio University in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Journalism – Strategic Communication. Armed with the desire to see southeast Ohio thrive and the motivation to use her skills for the greater good, Miller joined Rural Action as an AmeriCorps national service member in August 2018. She served as the Entrepreneurial Communities Outreach and Support Specialist in the then Entrepreneurial Communities program, which today operates as Resilient Communities. She spent her term of service empowering small communities across five Appalachian Ohio counties and served to connect their businesses with needed resources.
After her AmeriCorps term of service, Miller joined the staff of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown as the Appalachian Regional Representative. During her time with Brown’s office, Miller served as the primary point of contact and liaison between residents across 25 Appalachian Ohio counties and the Senator’s policy advisors. Miller created engagement events, such as round-table discussions and summer manufacturing camps, with the Senator’s stakeholders and strategic partners.