The Joyce Foundation Announces New Senior Environment Program Manager
CHICAGO, July 21, 2009 — The Joyce Foundation has announced the appointment of Edmund Miller—a 20 year veteran of protecting the environment at Great Lakes area foundations—as environment program manager. In this role, Miller will determine Joyce’s environment program’s direction and priorities as well as actively engage with organizations committed to developing clean energy and clean water policies in the Great Lakes region.
“Ed has an impressive record of experience in the environmental field, a commitment to the Great Lakes region, and a strong network of relationships in the nonprofit and policymaking communities,” said Ellen S. Alberding, president of the Joyce Foundation. “By joining our staff, he will help the Foundation maintain a leading role in working for environmental policies that will benefit citizens in and around the Great Lakes.”
Prior to joining the Joyce Foundation, Miller served as the director of the Legacy Fund at the Henry Crown & Company which funds projects to reduce global warming pollution in the Midwest and strengthen conservation and sustainable development in North and Central America.
His other positions included program director at Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation which funds energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural areas conservation projects, and program officer at the C.S. Mott Foundation in Michigan which supports environmental programs around the Great Lakes.
Miller earned a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from Stanford University.
The Joyce Foundation (www.joycefdn.org) supports efforts to protect the natural environment of the Great Lakes, to reduce poverty and violence in the region, and to ensure that its people have access to good schools, decent jobs, and a diverse and thriving culture.