Jamie Jones Miller (’99) serves as vice chair of the Women for Madison Executive Advisory Council, which she joined in 2018. Jamie was a keynote speaker for the 2019 Women for Madison Summit, Women Who Amaze. She is a member of the JMU Political Science Alumni Board and served as president of the JMU Alumni Association from 2011 to 2014. She and her husband, Tim (’96, ’00M), who is JMU’s vice-president for student affairs, are proud donors and support various student scholarships, the Duke Club and JMU Athletics with an emphasis on women's basketball, and the Department of Political Science.

Jamie earned her BA in international affairs from JMU, where she played varsity basketball and was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau. After graduation, Jamie began her career in government relations before spending 13 years on Capitol Hill, where she held the positions of chief of staff to Rep. Robert J. Wittman and legislative director for Rep. J. Randy Forbes. Jamie subsequently served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for house affairs and principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs at the Department of Defense and was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service in 2020. In 2020, she became a senior advisor with The Roosevelt Group, a bipartisan consulting firm providing strategic consulting, federal business development, advocacy and strategic communications services on a wide range of public policy issues. She is currently the inaugural dean and CEO of Northeastern University's Arlington, VA campus. Jamie is the recipient of JMU’s 2020 Ronald E. Carrier Alumni Achievement Award and was featured in JMU’s Being the Change calendar in 2019.

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