Dow PR VP elevated to head major unit

MIDLAND, MI: In another example of PR pros being recognized for more than just their communication savvy, Dow Chemical has promoted global public affairs VP Elin Miller to head one of its major business units.

MIDLAND, MI: In another example of PR pros being recognized for more than just their communication savvy, Dow Chemical has promoted global public affairs VP Elin Miller to head one of its major business units.

MIDLAND, MI: In another example of PR pros being recognized for

more than just their communication savvy, Dow Chemical has promoted

global public affairs VP Elin Miller to head one of its major business

units.



Miller, named one of PRWeek’s ’50 Most Powerful Women in PR’ last year

(Aug. 9, 1999), will lead the Global Urban Pest business unit for Dow

AgroSciences (DAS). In the new role, which takes effect March 15, Miller

will oversee all termite products, turf and ornamental products and

various other lines of home pest control products 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.



Miller’s replacement in the all-important global public affairs position

has not yet been named, though the company is said to have canvassed for

candidates both internally and externally.



Given her extensive background in public affairs as well as government

and community relations, Miller’s promotion clearly shows the confidence

that top corporates have in their best communicators. Miller said she is

not concerned about her lack of true nuts-and-bolts managerial

experience.



’One of the things I have learned is to see things from the eyes of our

stakeholders,’ she explained.



’This outside-looking-in perspective, seeing things from the perspective

of our key audiences - communities, customers and shareholders - has

been great preparation for business management.’



Miller led global government and public affairs for the DAS division

from 1996 to 1998. Before that, she worked for California governor Pete

Wilson as director of the Department of Conservation. From 1993 to 1996,

she served as chief deputy director of California’s Department of

Pesticide Regulation.



Earlier in the decade, Miller spent two years as a regional state

government relations manager for what is now Dow AgroSciences, where she

directed corporate, legislative and regulatory affairs policy for eight

states.



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