Frederick A. Miller

A past member of the board of directors of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., he currently serves on the boards of Day & Zimmermann (a $3 billion family-owned business), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Automated Technology Systems, and Hudson Partners (a real estate investment trust fund). Fred was the first person to serve on all three boards of the most prestigious organizations in his field—ATD (formerly ASTD), Organization Development Network, and National Training Labs (NTL). He recently completed terms for Pinchot (one of the first graduate schools focused on sustainability), and The Sage Colleges.

Cited as a forerunner of corporate change in The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management, Fred has been honored as the OD Network’s youngest Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, as one of the 40 Pioneers of Diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal, and as one of the Legends of Diversity by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals.

A frequent and much sought-after speaker at international conferences and author of more than 100 articles in journals such as The OD Practitioner, HR Professional, Chief Learning Officer, and Executive Excellence, Fred was managing editor of the classic The Promise of Diversity (1994, Irwin), and co-author, with Judith H. Katz, of The Inclusion Breakthrough: Unleashing the Real Power of Diversity (2002, Berrett-Koehler), Be BIG: Step Up, Step Out, Be Bold (2008, Berrett-Koehler), and Opening Doors to Teamwork and Collaboration: 4 Keys that Change EVERYTHING (2013, Berrett-Koehler).

As CEO and Lead Strategist of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.—named one of Consulting magazine’s “Seven Small Jewels” in 2010—Fred specializes in developing workforce utilization strategies that accelerate results to deliver higher individual, team, and organizational performance. A pioneering change agent and thought leader in the field of organization development, he has led transformative change interventions in Fortune 50 corporations, large not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including Merck, Allstate, United Airlines, Toyota, EILEEN FISHER, Northeast Utilities, Singapore Telecom, the McArthur Foundation, the City of San Diego, and many others.

His experience includes partnering with organizations to accelerate growth, enhance bottom-line results, and work through turnaround situations, as well as positioning leaders for success in start-ups, entrepreneurial ventures, and transitioning from founder-led companies to the next generation of leadership. In the 1970’s, as a manager and then officer with Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (now CIGNA), he helped pioneer one of the nation’s first corporate diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Recognition

  • Honored as one of the Legends of Diversity by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (2012)

  • Named as one of 40 Pioneers of Diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal (August/September 2007)

  • Noted as one of the forerunners of corporate change in The Age of Heretics (1996, Currency Doubleday)

Awards

  • The Forum on Workplace Inclusion’s Winds of Change Award (2018)

  • Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, The Sage Colleges (2017)

  • OD Network Outstanding Article in OD Practitioner (2015)

  • ISDIP Legends of Diversity (2012)

  • Asia-Pacific HRM Congress HR Leadership Award (2008)

  • OD Network Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)

  • Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council Lifetime Achievement Award (2006)

  • Capital District Business Review Small Business Person of the Year Award (2006)

  • Hudson-Mohawk ASTD’s Independent Entrepreneurial Training & Development Professional of the Year (2002)

  • First recipient of the OD Network’s Outstanding Service Award (1999), which is now named after him

Faculty Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, American University/NTL (2008)

Board Memberships

  • Hudson Partners Advisory Board (2016-present)

  • Pinchot (formerly Bainbridge Graduate Institute) (2011-2017)

  • Center for Automated Technology Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2011-present)

  • One World Everybody Eats Foundation (2008-2019)

  • The Sage Colleges (2005-2017)

  • Day & Zimmermann (2004-present)

  • Historic Troy 2020 (1999-present)

  • Seton Health Foundation of Seton Health Systems (1997-2014)

  • World Education, Inc. (2000-2011)

  • Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. (1992-2000)

  • Association for Talent Development—formerly ASTD (1999-2001)

  • Organization Development Network (1986-1994)

  • NTL Institute (1977-1985)

Books

  • Safe Enough to Soar: Accelerating Trust, Inclusion, and Collaboration in the Workplace (with co-author J. H. Katz, 2018, Berrett-Koehler)

  • Opening Doors to Teamwork and Collaboration: 4 Keys that Change EVERYTHING (with co-author J. H. Katz, 2013, Berrett-Koehler)

  • Be BIG: Step Up, Step Out, Be Bold (with co-author J. H. Katz, 2008, Berrett-Koehler)

  • The Inclusion Breakthrough: Unleashing the Real Power of Diversity (with co-author J. H. Katz, 2002, Berrett-Koehler)

  • The Promise of Diversity (managing editor; with co-editors E. Y. Cross, J. H. Katz, and E. W. Seashore, 1994, Irwin Professional Publishing)