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Josh Miller’s big-picture approach to leadership

Josh Miller, 33

Manager of Community Engagement, Verizon | Greenwood Village

One question faced Josh Miller on his first day as Verizons first Colorado manager of community engagement: How do you engage a community that has been locked down by a pandemic?

Josh was up for the task,” says his friend and colleague, Brittany Morris Saunders. His work to-date has included expanding Verizons outreach into the community and enhancing its presence in the social/racial justice, LGBTQ, STEM Education and digital inclusion communities.”

Millers resume includes stints with former New York Mayor Michael Bloombergs presidential campaign, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, and he considers former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb a mentor.

All of the positions I have worked in required bringing individuals and groups of people together to make difficult decisions,” Miller says. This approach not only makes our business and political community stronger but it makes the country stronger.”

Miller has served as an at-large member of the Jewish Community Relations Council and a Planned Parenthood of the Rockies board member. As popular drag queen Laura Menorah, he has used performances to raise more than $35,000 for charity.

His No. 1 goal: To positively impact the city that I love and ensure its global success, whether by supporting a future mayor or serving as the first gay mayor of Denver.”

This article is part of the ColoradoBiz’s 2021 Top 25 Young Professionals. Click here to read more about the latest class of up-and-coming movers and shakers.