February 4, 2020


Steve Miller, ASCA’s chief operating officer, has taken up a new challenge. He will join the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations in Vienna, Virginia, as its new chief executive officer. His last day with ASCA will be February 6.

“One of my guiding principles is a lesson my father taught me early in life: ‘Always leave a place better than you found it.’ This attitude has manifested itself in my work through seeking to improve the organizations and environments in which I work.” Miller says. “At ASCA, that translates to a robust advocacy program, a renovated headquarters and strong partnerships with external stakeholders.”

Miller has been with ASCA for a little over nine years. He joined as the director of Government and Public Affairs and was promoted to his present position after three and a half years.

“Steve has been an integral part of the many successes that ASCA has had over the past nine years,” says Bill Prentice, chief executive officer of ASCA. “The entire ASCA team—our board and staff—wishes him well as he takes his many skills and abilities to this new position.”

Before ASCA, Miller worked as the director of OPHTHPAC and Political Affairs at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and prior to that as the senior director of legislative affairs at the American Health Care Association.

His passion for helping people improve their immediate surroundings led Miller to open his own home renovation firm that specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling.

Miller has a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He also is a Certified Association Executive.

When not working or studying, Miller can be found traveling with his wife, scuba diving, spending time with their two dogs or tinkering on projects around the house.