Ellen S. Miller

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Ellen S. Miller
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Miller in 2013
Occupation Founder of Public Campaign, Center for Responsive Politics and Sunlight Foundation; Former publisher of TomPaine.com[1]

Ellen S. Miller is an American political activist. A proponent of open government, she co-founded the Sunlight Foundation in 2006, serving as the group's executive director until her retirement in 2014.[2][3] She sits on the board of directors of the Center for Responsive Politics, for which she was the founding executive director from 1984 to 1996.[4] In 1996, she founded the Public Campaign. Miller has served as deputy director of the Campaign for America's Future, as a senior fellow at The American Prospect, and as publisher of TomPaine.com.

Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector, Miller held several staff-level positions in the United States government, working for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (1975), Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs (1976–1979), and the Senate Intelligence Committee (1980).[5] Miller was included in Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Tech Titans (2009),[6] Fast Company's The Most Influential Women in Technology (2009),[7] and WIRED Magazine's 15 People The Next President Should Listen To (2008).[8]

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