Monique Miller is a leader that has enjoyed a successful career in the computer industry for over 20 years. She has held strategic, senior roles in leading technology firms like Hewlett Packard, where she managed The Walt Disney Company account, and Florida’s own, Citrix Systems. Monique has received numerous awards for her performance over the years and has been regularly featured in industry journals.
Her work has taken her all over the world, including a four-year posting in France, where Monique opened and managed an American software company’s offices in Southern Europe and the Middle East. Against the backdrop of socialism, Monique recognized more profoundly what makes the United States truly great.
She acknowledges that hard work accounts for a large part of her professional success, but she also realizes that making her way up the corporate ladder would not be possible without a free-market economy, in which to operate, and our personal liberties, which are protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Monique earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Emory University’s prestigious Goizueta Business School, graduating Beta Gamma Sigma (highest honors). She studied physics and math as an undergraduate at Loyola University New Orleans. Additionally, Monique is a member of the Leadership Brevard class of 2016.
Since moving to Brevard County with her husband over 15 years ago, Monique has been an active member of the community, serving on many boards and committees. As a business adviser and political analyst, she is a public speaker and regularly appears on television and radio shows.
In 2013, when there were serious problems with the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), Monique grew concerned about Federal government intrusion into the property rights of those living on and around the IRL. She donated six months of her time to find solutions. Even as a conservative, she was able to find common ground with people from across the political spectrum and work toward their shared goals without compromising her values.
She focused her efforts on a community-based, science-led solution for the IRL with Marine Resources Council (MRC) and Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). The project involved bringing together 100 delegates, representing over 30 community stakeholder groups, for a Lagoon Action Assembly, which is now an annual event.
The IRL project demonstrated the positive impact Monique was capable of having on a complex problem. It also exposed her to dozens of challenges caused by the multiple layers of inflated and costly government bureaucracy that obstructs the productivity of good people and small businesses.
To that end, rather than accept one of the lucrative job offers she received from the computer industry, Monique chose to remain closer to home. She started a consulting business that is “restoring American one business at a time”. She helps local companies navigate the complexities of regulations like Obamacare, operate more efficiently, and save money.
In June 2015, at the urging of many in the community, Monique filed to run for State Representative in District 52.