Get to know CEO Kathy Miller


Kathy Miller Hill Country Conservancy's new Chief Executive Officer

After first serving as the Texas Freedom Network’s deputy director from 1996 to 2000, Kathy Miller returned to the organization as president in January 2005. Kathy has also served as communications director for the Texas Council on Family Violence and National Domestic Violence Hotline and as public affairs director for Planned Parenthood Federation of  Austin.

After 16 years at the helm of the 25-year-old Texas Freedom Network, Kathy Miller stepped down as president of the grassroots advocacy organization at the end of 2020. She was the organization’s third and longest-serving president.

Kathy also previously served as interim CEO of Every Texan, supporting policy and advocacy experts while the organization successfully completed the national search.

She has appeared on Texas and national television and radio and has testified before the Texas Legislature and Congress. Kathy created and directed a nationally acclaimed public awareness campaign that included television, radio and print advertising and reached thousands of Texas victims of domestic violence and connected them to lifesaving services.

Kathy believes in the tremendous strength of the grassroots and has spent her career focused on mobilizing support for important policy issues such as women’s reproductive freedom, children’s health care, public education and ending partner violence.

In April 2021, Kathy Miller was named Interim CEO of Waterloo Greenway Conservancy as the organization also launched a national search for a permanent leader. Waterloo Greenway Conservancy leads comprehensive restoration efforts along Waller  Creek, in collaboration with the City of Austin. During her tenure the organization opened the revitalized Waterloo Park and Moody Amphitheater and launched their first season of live music concerts and community programs.

Kathy earned a degree in political science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and attended the University of Texas graduate school, studying philosophy. Kathy is the proud mother of two adult daughters, Olivia and Caroline.


Read more about Kathy in this Austin Business Journal feature.

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