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
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
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.