Press Release: Resignation of AIC Executive Director Heather Miller
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