Debby Miller joined the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund in April 2013, taking on the role of Vice President of External Relations. She oversees the organization’s philanthropy, marketing and communications and public policy efforts.
In 2010 she joined More Than Wheels as Executive Director and was responsible for marketing efforts that focus on building strong partnerships with businesses, nonprofits, and government to increase awareness of More Than Wheels’ services around New Hampshire.
Debby served as Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Affairs in New England for Citizens Bank. Promoted to this position in 2005, she was responsible for overseeing public and community relations, media relations, internal communications, special events, charitable contributions, marketing sponsorships and government affairs for the New England region.
In addition, she was responsible for the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act activities and programs throughout its 13-state footprint. She began her time with Citizens in 1993 and was responsible for leading efforts to obtain Outstanding CRA ratings from the FDIC in 1999 and 2003.
During her tenure at Citizens, Debby was responsible for developing a number of award-winning initiatives including the Champions in Action program. The Champions program coupled an unrestricted grant to a non-profit organization with promotional support provided by a media partner. She created this program in direct response to hearing from small nonprofit organizations that their need for publicity was often just as great as their need for financial support. As a result, Champions received free public service announcements, printed brochures and posters, promotion in all Citizens branch locations, and promotion on all Citizens ATM machines.
An active volunteer, Debby has served on the board of directors of many organizations. She currently serves as the chair of the board of trustees for Winston-Salem State University and the past chair of Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury, MA. n addition, she was appointed by Governor Jeanne Shaheen to serve as a trustee for the University System of New Hampshire where she chaired the External Affairs Committee.
She has received numerous awards in recognition of her leadership as well as her work in the community. In 2003, she was named one of New Hampshire’s Remarkable Women by New Hampshire Magazine. She was also honored with the Susan B. Anthony Award from the Manchester YWCA in 2005. Most recently Miller received the Leading Women Award from the Girl Scouts Patriots’ Trail Council in 2007 and was inducted into the Academy of Women’s Achievers at the YWCA Boston in 2008.
She is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Affairs and Economics.