Scott Miller, who retired earlier this year as director of global trade policy at Procter & Gamble, has joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington as a senior advisor on international business.
He succeeds Meredith Broadbent, who has been appointed to the International Trade Commission and held the William M. Scholl Chair since 2010.
In his role as director of global trade policy at P&G, Miller led numerous business coalition campaigns for free trade agreements and founded U.S. Trade, the U.S. private sector’s communications platform at World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meetings.
Miller’s career at P&G spanned 34 years. He was a brand manager, marketing director and director of national government relations before spending the last 15 years as head of global trade policy.
“Scott is simultaneously a practitioner and a theoretician,” CSIS President John Hamre said in a statement. “He understands trade policy in both dimensions and can
speak effectively to both audiences. We believe Scott can bring tremendous
focus and energy to the trade agenda in coming years.”
Miller previously served as chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council’s
WTO Working Group and chairman of the Trade and Investment Committee of the
U.S. Council for International Business. He is also a former vice chairman for
policy at the National Center for APEC and has advised the U.S. government in
several capacities: as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee
for International Economic Policy (ACIEP), as a member of the Commerce
Department’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) for Consumer Goods, and
as chairman of the ITAC Investment Working Group.
In 2003, Miller helped found the Business Council for Global Development. He has led
many pro-trade business coalitions, including those supporting trade promotion
authority (2001–2002) and the U.S.–Central America Free Trade Agreement
(2003–2005). In 2010, he received the Lighthouse Award from the Washington
International Trade Foundation in recognition of his contributions to trade
policy and practice. – Eric Kulisch