Beth Miller is President of Miller Public Affairs Group, a Sacramento-based public affairs consulting firm, providing strategic counseling, government and media relations, campaign and issues management services.
Beth is one of the most respected communications professionals in the state and has served as a counselor to governors, statewide elected officials, members of Congress, numerous other federal and state government officials as well as political party leaders. A veteran of national, state and local campaigns, Beth also has substantial expertise in federal and state government, public policy, communications and media relations.
As Chief Assistant Secretary of State for the State of California, Beth developed and implemented broad-based policies, reforms and modernization strategies for the California Secretary of State’s office. As a senior political advisor to former Secretaries of State Bill Jones and Bruce McPherson, Beth has been involved with framing many key issues in California, including legal challenges to the California Open Primary and Term Limits laws, and the Three Strikes and You’re Out law, which Jones authored in 1994.
Beth also served as Deputy Director of Communications and Chief Deputy Press Secretary for former Governor Pete Wilson during his first term and for his re-election campaign. Prior to moving to California, Beth worked at the Republican National Committee in Washington, DC, as head of their communications field division, coordinating media and political strategy for state party operations and state and local campaigns.
During President George H.W. Bush’s Administration, Beth served as press secretary for the National Energy Strategy at the US Department of Energy. And she did a stint on Capitol Hill as communications director and press secretary for former US Representative Virginia Smith of Nebraska — a state she came to know during her time on the historic 1986 campaign that elected Kay Orr as the first woman governor of Nebraska. Beth began her career at the Republican National Committee, working in various capacities within the political and communications divisions.
Currently, Beth is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Political Consultants, the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern California and Eastern Nevada and is an Advisory Board member for the Sacramento Chapter of the California Women’s Leadership Association.