Omega Frater MArquis Miller Named Vice President, Field Operations National Minority Supplier Development Council
Marquis D. Miller was recently named vice president of field operations for the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.® (NMSDC®), effective Monday, January 3, 2011. NMSDC, one of the nation’s leading corporate membership organizations, provides increased procurement and business opportunities for minority business enterprises (MBEs) of all sizes. The organization addresses the needs of both the MBEs and the public and private sectors they service; and through its vast network, develops mutually beneficial economic and business relationships that have a positive and lasting impact on the global community. Miller works with the NMSDC president to maximize organizational performance among the Council’s 37 affiliates. He also works collaboratively with the affiliates to help align resources, plans, strategies and actions with NMSDC’s mission, and to enhance the services provided to NMSDC-certified Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American businesses.
Previously, Miller was vice president of business development for SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance and S. USA Life, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company in Chicago’s Loop. He has also served as interim vice president of institutional advancement at Chicago State University (CSU), executive director of the CSU Foundation, vice president of external affairs for the Chicago Urban League, and vice president of the Corporate Scholars Program of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Prior to that role, Miller was vice president of field operations for the UNCF’s Midwest office in Chicago.
Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in social and behavioral sciences from The Ohio State University in 1981.
He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and serves on the board of trustees for the Museum of Contemporary Art, the board of directors of the Trinity Higher Education Corporation and is board chair of GRANDfamilies Program of Chicago.