James Beard Foundation
Katherine Miller is Vice President of Impact at the James Beard Foundation where she leads a team dedicated to engaging the culinary community in the ongoing process of creating a sustainable food system for all.
An award-winning communications executive, campaign strategist and social media expert she is the Founding Executive Director of the Chef Action Network (CAN) and has served as the Foundation's Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy since 2016. She developed and leads the Foundation's signature training program, the Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. In September 2017, she was named "The 2017 Most Innovative Woman in Food and Drink" by Fortune and Food & Wine.
Before joining the good food movement, she developed and managed integrated campaigns for many of the world's leading socially responsible corporations and foundations including TIAA-CREF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and the United Nations Foundation. Her work has won numerous awards including the People's Choice Webby, Best Non-Profit Tagline of the Year, PR Grassroots Campaign of the year and several Pollies (the political world's Academy Award). She is a board member of the New Venture Fund and RAINN (the US national sexual assault hotline). She is a graduate of the Loyola University of New Orleans and, in her free time, she is perfecting her bread baking techniques.