Lauren Miller

Partner | Chief Executive Officer

Lauren leads the agency, overseeing its brand, vision, services and products, and most of all, client satisfaction and success.
  • Became CEO and a partner in 2022.
  • Delivery of creative ideas, innovative solutions and bottom-line impacting results.
  • Serves local, regional and national clients.
  • Provides counsel, strategic planning and communications strategies.
  • Maintains close relationships with media, community leaders and East Tennessee partners.
  • Combines relationships, industry expertise and community passion to deliver marvelous results.
How Lauren creates magic
  • Lauren loves putting in the extra effort to find the right words, best solutions, authentic approaches and sensational ideas to captivate the consumer and make the client shine.
Successful project snapshot
  • Secured USAToday network coverage of a $1 billion investment in store enhancements for Pilot, the seventh largest private company in America, as well as announcing its new CEO in 2023.
  • Launched Windy Hill Farm and Preserve as a regional dining and lodging agritourism destination.
  • Worked with local health care leaders Covenant Health and Summit Medical Group throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Created the signature branding video for Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians.
  • Celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Tennessee Theatre.
  • Promoted nationwide U.S. Cellular Calling All Communities and Calling All Teachers programs, which provided millions of dollars to schools and educators in Tennessee.
  • Launched the PetSafe Bark for Your Park contest.
  • Executed successful business openings, including for the first East Tennessee-based Chuy’s, Babalu Tapas & Tacos and Dave & Buster’s restaurants.
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations and minor in English, University of Florida (2007)
Joined firm in
  • 2007
  • Interned in Summer 2006
Community involvement and recognition
  • Knoxville Area Urban League board member
  • Healthy Connections Knoxville organizing board member
  • Leadership Knoxville, Class of 2019
  • News Sentinel 40 Under 40, Class of 2017
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Counselors Academy member
  • Previous: YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley board of directors; Introduction Knoxville committee; Young Professionals of Knoxville executive committee; Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Advisory Council; tnAchieves volunteer team leader and student mentor; United Way of Greater Knoxville Young Leader; and East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) member.
A little more
  • Oak Ridge native.
  • Lives in Knoxville.
  • Husband, John; daughter, Ellie; son, Paxson; dog, Chloe – a rescue from Young-Williams Animal Center.
  • Enjoys photography, arts and crafts, being outdoors from the mountains to lake to beach, going to community events, food, travel and true crime.
  • Enneagram 9: The Peacemaker / Mediator

 

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Lauren Miller

Partner | Chief Executive Officer
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Lauren leads the agency, overseeing its brand, vision, services and products, and most of all, client satisfaction and success.
  • Became CEO and a partner in 2022.
  • Delivery of creative ideas, innovative solutions and bottom-line impacting results.
  • Serves local, regional and national clients.
  • Provides counsel, strategic planning and communications strategies.
  • Maintains close relationships with media, community leaders and East Tennessee partners.
  • Combines relationships, industry expertise and community passion to deliver marvelous results.
How Lauren creates magic
  • Lauren loves putting in the extra effort to find the right words, best solutions, authentic approaches and sensational ideas to captivate the consumer and make the client shine.
Successful project snapshot
  • Secured USAToday network coverage of a $1 billion investment in store enhancements for Pilot, the seventh largest private company in America, as well as announcing its new CEO in 2023.
  • Launched Windy Hill Farm and Preserve as a regional dining and lodging agritourism destination.
  • Worked with local health care leaders Covenant Health and Summit Medical Group throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Created the signature branding video for Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians.
  • Celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Tennessee Theatre.
  • Promoted nationwide U.S. Cellular Calling All Communities and Calling All Teachers programs, which provided millions of dollars to schools and educators in Tennessee.
  • Launched the PetSafe Bark for Your Park contest.
  • Executed successful business openings, including for the first East Tennessee-based Chuy’s, Babalu Tapas & Tacos and Dave & Buster’s restaurants.
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations and minor in English, University of Florida (2007)
Joined firm in
  • 2007
  • Interned in Summer 2006
Community involvement and recognition
  • Knoxville Area Urban League board member
  • Healthy Connections Knoxville organizing board member
  • Leadership Knoxville, Class of 2019
  • News Sentinel 40 Under 40, Class of 2017
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Counselors Academy member
  • Previous: YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley board of directors; Introduction Knoxville committee; Young Professionals of Knoxville executive committee; Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Advisory Council; tnAchieves volunteer team leader and student mentor; United Way of Greater Knoxville Young Leader; and East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) member.
A little more
  • Oak Ridge native.
  • Lives in Knoxville.
  • Husband, John; daughter, Ellie; son, Paxson; dog, Chloe – a rescue from Young-Williams Animal Center.
  • Enjoys photography, arts and crafts, being outdoors from the mountains to lake to beach, going to community events, food, travel and true crime.
  • Enneagram 9: The Peacemaker / Mediator

 

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