Dan Miller

Policy Advisor, The Heartland Institute

Dan Miller is a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute and cofounder of the Chicago Innovation Awards, a nonprofit organization devoted to recognizing innovation and entrepreneurship in the Chicago area.

Miller served as executive vice president and publisher of The Heartland Institute from 2008 to 2010, where he oversaw all of Heartland’s research and education programs and presented Heartland’s ideas to several key audiences, including academics, civic and business leaders, educators, and media.

From 1999 until March 2008, Miller was business editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, where he was responsible for the daily and weekend business sections of the best-selling newspaper in the city of Chicago and Cook County and tenth largest-circulation daily newspaper in the U.S.

From 1994 to 1998, Miller served as chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission, the state regulatory agency for utilities. During his four-year tenure, Miller downsized the commission staff, and led efforts to deregulate the state’s telecommunications, electricity and motor-carrier industries.

Miller began his journalism career as a copyboy for the Minneapolis Tribune and worked for newspapers in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He then joined the Chicago Daily News, where he worked as a business reporter, editorial writer and assistant financial editor until the paper’s demise in 1978.

Joining Crain Communications, Miller launched Crain’s Chicago Business in 1978 and served as editor for 10 years as the weekly newspaper earned local and national honors for general excellence in business reporting, commentary, and design. He was named vice president of Crain Communications in 1988, and publisher of Crain’s City & State newspaper, a national business newspaper for state and local government.

Miller was named Illinois Journalist of the Year by the Northern Illinois University faculty in 1981 and was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 2005. He is a frequent guest on WTTW Chicago Tonight and other television and radio public affairs programs.

Dan Miller Contributions

November 9, 2016
  • Government & Politics
  • Climate Change
  • Taxes
  • Regulation
  • Environment & Energy
  • Government & Liberty
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • FIRE
  • Economy