Thomas F. Miller
Upon graduating from Marietta College in 1968, Tom joined the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. and received his CPA certificate in 1972. In 1973 he became the president of the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC) of London, Kentucky, and established a development venture capital strategy to achieve economic development, job creation and poverty reduction in Appalachian Kentucky. KHIC is considered one of the most successful development venture capital groups in the United States. Tom has written a comprehensive review of KHIC’s experience, as well as a number of other papers on development finance. In 1983 he became the Director of Program Related Investments at the Ford Foundation, making approximately $120 million in PRIs in the United States and several developing countries, and in 1992 joined the Foundation’s office in Nairobi where he managed the community development and development finance portfolios. In 1997 he left the Ford Foundation to do independent consulting work, focusing on development finance and social investing in the United States and East Africa. He serves on a number of nonprofit and for-profit boards of directors, writes fiction and lives in rural Kentucky. He boasts four children, five grandchildren and a marriage of 42 years, and still counting for the last two.