Director of Projects, Texas
Summit Power Group
Laura Miller is Director of Projects, Texas, for Seattle-based Summit Power Group, a developer of wind, solar and gas-fired power plants since 1989. Summit was recently selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to receive a $350M cost-participation grant to build the world’s first IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) clean-coal power plant with 90 percent carbon capture located near Odessa, Texas.
Miller served as the Mayor of Dallas from 2002 to 2007. She is most proud of her environmental accomplishments: a “green”-cement purchasing policy; a greatly expanded curbside recycling program; the city's first Urban Forest Advisory Board; and the formation of the Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition, made up of 36 cities, counties and school districts in Texas that Miller created to oppose the construction of 18 old-technology coal plants. The Dallas Morning News named her a 2006 Texan of the Year for this nationally recognized effort.
Miller received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.