International: Miller promoted to head Dow Chemical business

Indiana: Dow Chemical, the US industrial giant with annual turnover of pounds 11.5 billion has promoted global public affairs vice president Elin Miller to head one of its major business units.

Indiana: Dow Chemical, the US industrial giant with annual turnover

of pounds 11.5 billion has promoted global public affairs vice president

Elin Miller to head one of its major business units.



Miller, named by PRWeek’s US edition as one of the ’50 Most Powerful

Women in PR’ last year (9 August 1999), will lead the Global Urban Pest

division of Dow AgroSciences (DAS) from mid-March. She will oversee all

termite, turf and other home pest control lines for the Indiana-based

Dow subsidiary. She will also lead the company’s Pacific Trade Area,

reporting directly to DAS president and CEO Charles Fischer.



A replacement in her public affairs role has not yet been named, but the

company is said to have canvassed for candidates internally and

externally.



Miller said her PR experience would help to make up for any lack of

nuts-and-bolts management. ’One of the things I have learned in PR is to

see things from the eyes of our stakeholders,’ she said.



’Seeing things from the perspective of our key audiences - communities,

customer and shareholders - has been great preparation for business

management.’



Miller led global government and public affairs for DAS from 1996 to

1998. Before that, she was a regional government relations manager for

what is now DAS.



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