Marilyn Miller is an Adjunct Professor of Management in the Jones School’s Action Learning Project. Her 30 years of management experience include building brands, product lines, marketing departments, and bottom line results.
As Director of Marketing for three investment management corporations from 1987 to 2005 – EVP at Invesco Aim, SVP at OppenheimerFunds, and SVP at Transamerica Funds -- she led product development and management, strategic planning, brand management, marketing and corporate communications, research, and e-business. She managed teams of 200 people and annual budgets of $50 million. Her expertise includes the rebranding and integration of product lines and marketing functions in ten mergers and acquisitions for these firms.
Marilyn began her marketing career in 1985 as a Product Manager with Texas Commerce Bank, now JP Morgan Chase. Her prior experience includes purchasing management with The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston and museum management with the Rice Museum during its deMenil era.
She received her MBA from the Jesse H. Jones School of Management at Rice University in 1985, as a Jones Scholar and recipient of the Lorane T. Philips Award for Excellence in Writing, and her BA from Rice in Fine Arts and Art History with honors in 1973.
Marilyn now enjoys consulting with corporations, start-ups, and non-profits. She is currently leading the development of a for-profit business for Ronald McDonald House Houston, where she has served on the Board of Directors for six years. She also enjoys her ten-year tenure as Chief Wildlife Manager at the Flying MMM Ranch in the Texas Hill Country.