Your Wheat Ridge Chamber President
Dot Miller was hired by the business community in January of 2016 to create the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Dot comes to the Chamber with 19 years of experience successfully leading small and mid–size businesses spanning from distribution and manufacturing to retail and membership organizations. Dot is a forward thinker with a track record of innovation, creativity and building strategic partnerships.
Prior to her position with the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Dot Miller was the CEO of the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado, advocating for Colorado's independent insurance agents. She was the President of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce before that for nearly six years, working with small and medium-size business in Arvada and Jefferson County. Her leadership in the business community helped keep many businesses open during one of our Nation’s worst recessions.
In 2010, she received the Denver Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Award for her accomplishments with the Arvada Chamber, along with her participation with organizations like the Arvada–Jefferson Kiwanis Club, Ralston House, Colorado Homeless Families and many more.
In 2011, she received an Arvada Young Professionals Leadership Award for her commitment to the Arvada business community and her passion for helping businesses succeed. That same year she was named CEO of the Year by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry. In 2012 the Denver Post named her one of 20 up and coming leaders, Colorado's Most Influential Women.
After owning a business that employed 30+ teenagers, Dot founded a non-profit organization called the Jefferson County Business Education Alliance to help students become workforce ready. For this, in 2013, she was Jefferson County Schools CTE Program's Business Person of the Year.
Most recently, Dot co-founded a non-profit organization called AVA, whose mission is to raise funds from private entities to give back to the non-profits that serve Arvada. Her passion and commitment for her community is unparalleled.
Dot lives in Arvada with her husband, Ranger and her dog, Diesel.