Lee Miller

Director, Special Initiatives

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Lehew “Lee” Miller is the director of special initiatives for the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR). In this position, Mr. Miller leverages his experience in criminal justice, information sharing, technology, and integration of systems, as well as his experience as a law enforcement executive and former director of the Virginia Fusion Center, to support IIR in identifying opportunities where IIR can provide vital services to the criminal justice field.

Prior to his appointment as director of special initiatives, Mr. Miller served as IIR’s president and chief executive officer (CEO). As CEO, Mr. Miller leveraged his law enforcement executive knowledge, prior experience in state government, work on national criminal justice initiatives, and efforts building trusted relationships to maximize IIR’s support to its clients and partners, the field, and the communities they serve. Mr. Miller also previously served as IIR’s chief operating officer (COO), utilizing his law enforcement experience to lead and support IIR’s program areas. His operational responsibilities provided him the opportunity to forecast, develop, and guide new projects and to remain focused on national issues and broad trends within the justice community.

Mr. Miller retired from the Virginia State Police (VSP) in 2019 with the rank of major. While serving with the VSP, he held supervisory/command-level positions, in which he oversaw functions such as intelligence, communications, information technology, legal, criminal justice information services, property and finance, human resources, and training. Mr. Miller also served as the lead VSP legislative liaison at the Virginia General Assembly. During his time as major, he provided guidance and training for on-site legislative activities at the Virginia General Assembly and promoted training and long-term goals to support the agency.

Mr. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in history and geography from Emory & Henry College. He is a graduate of the National Criminal Justice Command College through the University of Virginia, as well as numerous other executive-level leadership and operational training programs.