Ellen S. Miller
|Ellen S. Miller|
|Occupation||Founder and Executive Director Sunlight Foundation
Founder and Director, Center for Responsive Politics
Ellen S. Miller is an American political activist with extensive work in the fields of politics and money. As an advocate for Open Government, Miller promotes the use of technology to increase transparency in government. She co-founded the Sunlight Foundation (a 501(c)3 non-profit) and its sister organization, the Sunlight Network (a 501(c)4 non-profit), with Michael Klein in 2006 to foster these goals. She served as the Executive Director of the Sunlight Foundation as well as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Directors until her retirement in 2014. She also sits on the board of directors of the Center for Responsive Politics, for which she was also the founding Executive Director from 1984 to 1996. In 1996 she founded the Public Campaign. And more recently, she held the position of Deputy Director for the Campaign for America's Future and directed the Project for an Accountable Congress (dates needed).
Ellen Miller held several staff-level positions in the US Government: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (1975), Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs (1976–1979), and the Senate Intelligence Committee (1980).
Accolades and Awards
- 100 Tech Titans, Washingtonian Magazine, May 2009.
- The Most Influential Women in Technology, Fast Company, January 2009.
- 15 People The Next President Should Listen To, WIRED Magazine, October, 2008.
- She is a former senior fellow at American Prospect magazine
The American Prospect
Sunlight Foundation Blog
A list of Miller's blog posts on the Sunlight Foundation blog can be found, here.
- Miller, Ellen (2009-08-12). Government Transparency. (Interview). The Communicators. C-SPAN. Washington, DC, United States. Retrieved 2009-08-31.