Monday, December 5, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY—Governor Mary Fallin today announced that Jana Miller, a writer and communications strategist, has joined her staff as senior adviser on communications. Miller began her duties last month, joining Communications Director Michael McNutt.
Miller spent more than a decade working in U.S. politics, as speechwriter, communications director, and senior adviser for several prominent national politicians, including members of leadership on both the House and Senate sides of the U.S. Congress. These members include former Speaker of the U.S. House Newt Gingrich, former Vice Chair of the U.S. House Republican Conference Tillie Fowler (Fla.), former Vice Chair of the U.S. Senate Republican Conference Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas), and former U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (Kan.). She is also the co-author of two books.
Fallin observed that Miller’s background in political communications and writing will serve her well in the governor’s office.
“Jana’s experience both inside and outside of the Beltway will provide a unique perspective to my office,” said Fallin. “As senior adviser, she will provide seasoned counsel focusing on the long-term, while also working with Michael to keep the press and public informed on what my office is doing and why. I’m looking forward to the insights and knowledge that she will bring to my staff.”
A native of Washington, D.C., Miller moved to Oklahoma City this summer from the mountains of Colorado, where she worked at the local museum and ran her consulting and writing business. Miller has also held editorial positions at several national or local magazines and served as the chief operating officer of a small business based on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Duke University.