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Press Release: Resignation of AIC Executive Director Heather Miller


November 15, 2020

CONTACT: Chantay Moore, Board President | 773-275-5871

Resignation of AIC Executive Director Heather Miller

Greetings to the Chicago Native Community! We are coming to you again with the latest news from the American Indian Center of Chicago. On Friday, November 13, 2020 we were informed of the resignation of the Executive Director Heather Miller. Heather will remain in her role as Executive Director as a transition plan is made by the Board. We would like to thank Heather for her willingness to assist in this transition to make it as smooth as possible for our staff, organization, members and community.

As many of you know, the Executive Director position is met with many challenges and fast-moving parameters. We want to thank Heather for her years of service to overcome these obstacles. During her tenure, Heather has created partnerships and sought out funding for our organization that were hard fought. We thank Heather for her leadership for over three years and through this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish Heather nothing but well wishes and health as she moves to her next role, whatever it may be. Heather doesn’t plan on going far as she intends on remaining in our Native Community.

The AIC Board of Directors remain committed to as transparent of a transition as possible for our Staff and Members. We appreciate your grace and patience as we continue to move our great organization forward. The AIC Board of Directors will establish a Search Committee that will oversee the transition of new leadership. We will continue to update you all as this happens.

We would like to again extend our well wishes of health and safety to you all as our world changes and evolves with COVID-19. Please reach out to any of the Board members with any questions, concerns or if you need support in any way.


The AIC Board of Directors


Chantay Moore, Navajo Nation                                  Melodi Serna, Oneida/Turtle Mountain Chippewa

President                                                                     Vice President


Les Begay, Diné Nation                                              David Morales, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Treasurer                                                                     Sergeant at Arms


Ben Krause-Decorah, Ho-Chunk Nation



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