Stacy Miller’s professional experience in communications, public relations and government affairs extends more than 25 years and provides a broad base of expertise that has led clients to achieve and surpass their strategic goals.
Stacy founded a full-service public affairs firm, Stacy Miller Public Affairs (SMPA), Inc. 10 years ago with the goal of delivering the right message, at the right time, to the right audience. From traditional public relations services to crisis communication, strategic communication, government relations, stakeholder engagement and coalition building, Stacy’s firm delivers winning strategies and effective implementation and excels at digital strategy and website development.
Stacy has consulted for a wide variety of organizations including nonprofit organizations, municipalities, educational institutions and fortune 500 companies. In recent years, Stacy has coordinated crisis messaging and digital communication for the County of Santa Barbara during the Thomas fire and debris flow disasters; led efforts and developed coalitions for the Los Angeles Advertising Coalition’s billboard reduction and modernization efforts in the City of Los Angeles; planned and implemented initiatives combating NIMBYism and homelessness for the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission; and led communication efforts for United Water Conservation District to navigate the challenges of multiple levels of government during a time of intense drought in the state of California.
Stacy also worked with the Santa Monica- Malibu Unified School District as they sought to educate stakeholders on the progress of classroom modernization and development; and shepherded the vision of a local philanthropic family to establish and promote Generation First Degree-Pico Rivera, an initiative to support high school students on the route to and through college.
Prior to launching her firm in 2008, Stacy developed and implemented a comprehensive External Relations Program for one of the largest early education nonprofit organizations in the State of California – The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC).
As the Intergovernmental Relations Director for the City of Santa Clarita, the third-largest city in Los Angeles County, Stacy ran the City’s legislative, outreach and governmental affairs program. In that capacity, Stacy served as the City’s lead spokesperson on matters of local, regional, state and federal significance.
Stacy’s public affairs career began in the private sector at Sunkist Growers, serving as Special Assistant to the Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations.
Stacy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration. She and her husband are the proud parents of Trent, a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army’s elite 82nd Airborne and Paige, a successful bay-area professional in the high-tech industry.
I admire Stacy’s vast knowledge of local and national issues facing private, public and non-profit organizations. She is a valuable resource for government officials and staff seeking an understanding of the challenging environment faced by non-profit communities and is a courageous and outspoken advocate for the “for profit” business community. Stacy has excelled at creating an extensive personal network of key decision makers and has used these networks very effectively to advance the goals of her clients.
Erin Prangley | Senior Advisor and Counsel
Office of Congressman Brad Sherman at U.S. House of Representatives