February 2, 2016
EDMOND — State Treasurer Ken Miller was named 2015 Citizen of the Year by the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce.
He was honored for devoting his life to public service and distinguishing himself in the fields of banking, education and legislative service.
Miller earned a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Lipscomb University. His fields of specialization are applied public economics and public finance effects on economic growth.
As the state’s top elected financial officer, Miller manages more than $22 billion of taxpayer money deposited each year, safeguards the financial health of the state, promotes responsible fiscal policy and operates the state’s unclaimed property program.
Miller is a tenured economics professor at Oklahoma Christian University, where he teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and has been honored with the “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” award and the Merrick Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching Free Enterprise.
“Ken Miller’s contributions to Edmond and the state of Oklahoma speak for themselves. He represented Edmond as a member of the state Legislature and made lasting contributions as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee,” said Ken Moore, chamber president and CEO.
“Subsequently elected as state treasurer, and elected without opposition for his second term, he has been a strong voice for fiscal responsibility for our state. His recognition as Edmond’s Citizen of the Year is richly deserved.”