Ellen S. Miller

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Ellen S. Miller
Ellen Miller 2013.jpg
Miller in 2013
ResidenceWashington, DC
EducationCedar Crest College
George Washington University
OrganizationCenter for Responsive Politics, TomPaine.com,
Sunlight Foundation, Public Campaign
Known forGovernment transparency advocacy,
Center for Responsive Politics and Sunlight Foundation; Former publisher of TomPaine.com[1]

Ellen S. Miller is an American political activist.[2] 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.[3][4] 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.[5] 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).[6] Miller was included in Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Tech Titans (2009),[7] Fast Company's The Most Influential Women in Technology (2009),[8] and WIRED Magazine's 15 People The Next President Should Listen To (2008).[9]

Miller is a graduate of Cedar Crest College and George Washington University.[10]

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  1. ^ "Sunlight Foundation Staff". Sunlight Foundation. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  2. ^ MULHOLLAND, JESSICA (2011-02-11). "PAST WINNERS - Ellen Miller". www.govtech.com. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  3. ^ "Time to pass the baton at Sunlight".
  4. ^ Lichterman, Joseph (March 6, 2014). "Q&A: Ellen Miller on the Sunlight Foundation's role in increasing the availability of open data". Nieman Journalism Lab. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  5. ^ "OpenSecrets.org list of Board of Directors".
  6. ^ "OpenSecrets.org Revolving Door Summary Page".
  7. ^ "Washington's Tech Titans".
  8. ^ "The Most Influential Women in Technology, activists list".
  9. ^ "Ellen Miller: Make Washington More Like the Web". Wired. 2008-09-22.
  10. ^ Anft, Michael (2014-03-10). "Sunlight Fund Founder Helped Spur Open-Records Movement". The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Retrieved 2019-03-28.

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