Holly Miller, the current executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region has been named the new executive director for United Way of Midland County. She assumes her new role on March 11, and will also be supporting BBBS in transitioning to a new executive director.
“The past few years have been a chapter of change and growth for BBBS, shared Miller. “It has been one of my biggest honors to lead of such an impactful organization alongside a dedicated staff and board that is creating measurable impact through 1-to-1 mentoring. While it is difficult to leave, I am confident that this team will remain passionate, equipped, inspired and committed to creating big change in our community. It will be humbling to watch them thrive from the sidelines.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters has already begun its search for Miller’s replacement. Applications are being accepted on the Big Brothers Big Sisters website through February 26th, 2019. The Board hopes to have a new executive director in place by the end of March.
“Holly brought strong leadership, vision and passion during her tenure at BBBS,” shared incoming board president Karl Huebert. “Through her inspirational leadership we implemented cultural and structural changes which has resulted in significant impacts to the children and communities we serve. Holly’s contributions to the organization have set us on an exciting course for the future and she will be greatly missed.”
BBBS has created a culture that celebrates excellence, honesty and living their north star. They place children in the center of everything they do and are driven to serve at-risk children, support and train mentors and increase Assets in kids. They have infused evidence-based practices into all levels of programming and have strong outcomes that demonstrate long-term impact.
They are piloting innovative new training for all of mentors, partnering with National organizations like Our Community Listens, the Search Institute and University of Pennsylvania. They are also engaged in innovative prevention work and collaboration around ACE’s, TEGA, the Opiate Crisis and Mental Health.
“Nearly 12 years ago, I embarked on the most meaningful journey of my life—turning my passion for impacting people into a career, shared Miller. “That chapter began when I joined United Way and has been nurtured through my time with both organizations. I have been inspired by the impact of mentoring and it has been a privilege to grow this important prevention work alongside an amazing team. Returning to United Way is an incredible opportunity. I am both excited and humbled to work alongside the board, funders, agencies, corporations, foundations, donors, volunteers, staff and community to create an ever expanding ripple of impact.”