November 8, 2004
WHAS-TV Crusade for Children's Dan Miller leaving for Georgetown College post
Louisville, KY -- Executive Director Daniel Miller will be leaving his post with the WHAS Crusade for Children to become the new vice president of development for Georgetown College in eastern Kentucky.
In making the announcement to station employees, WHAS Vice President and General Manager Robert Klingle said, "It is with mixed emotions that I announce Dan's resignation. We have valued Dan's insight as a broadcaster and appreciate his years of dedicated service to WHAS11 and to the WHAS Crusade for Children.
"I will miss the dedicated, passionate people who love the Crusade," Miller said. "The firefighters hold a special place in my heart and I will miss working with them. The support that this community shows to the Crusade is amazing and I will forever be grateful that I got to be a part of this annual miracle."
A lifelong resident of Louisville and graduate of Fern Creek High School, Miller will be leaving the Crusade to become the vice president of development and alumni relations for Georgetown College, a liberal arts college located in Georgetown, KY, with approximately 1,800 students in both graduate and undergraduate programs. Klingle also noted, Dan will serve as the Crusade's dxecutive director through the end of the year and will begin his new job at Georgetown on January 3. The Crusade board of directors will begin a nationwide search immediately for Dan's successor.
In over 22 years (18 at WHAS11 and four with the Crusade), Miller has served in many roles, most recently overseeing the growth and expansion of the WHAS' Crusade for Children. Since Dan became executive director in 2000, the Crusade for Children celebrated its 50th anniversary, published a 50-year history book, gone over the $100 million mark in total donations and raised over $25 million. He was instrumental in the formation of the Crusade Endowment and has helped re-structure the day-to-day operations of the Crusade office.
Before he took over the reins of the WHAS Crusade for Children, Miller was WHAS11's program director for over 11 years. In that role, he also served as executive producer of station programming, including the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, Thunder over Louisville and the Crusade Broadcast. Dan will be missed by everyone he touched at the Crusade and at WHAS11.
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