January 31, 2022

IOA Selects New Executive Director

Next month, Ellen Miller, currently the Executive Director of the California Lawyers Foundation, will become the next leader of the International Ombuds Association seeks applicants for its next Executive Director. Her appointment culminates a national, four-month search to a position vacated by Chuck Howard, IOA's first Executive Director. Miller brings a wide range of non-profit leadership and dispute resolution to the post.

An email announcement to IOA members said:
Ellen comes to us with prior experience as an executive director (most recently serving as the Executive Director of the California Lawyers Foundation) and extensive experience in organizational management, program and service implementation, advocacy, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, and organizational positioning. Ellen has deep roots in the dispute resolution field and is a trained mediator and facilitator herself. Her collaborative leadership style is already evident as she has begun meeting with IOA leadership to get to know the organization and hit the ground running in February.
In her first couple of months, Ellen will be focusing on meeting with IOA's Board and Committee members and getting up to speed on IOA programs and initiatives. We are excited to share this news—please stay tuned to learn more about Ellen and the opportunity to meet her at the #IOA2022 Conference.
In her career, Miller has also held executive position with the California Lawyers Foundation, The San Diego County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association-Section of Dispute Resolution. She also has extensive volunteer board experience and is currently the President of the National Association of Bar Executives Board of Directors. Miller graduated from UC San Diego. (LinkedIn.)

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