Dan Miller

Dan Miller attends the Chicago Innovation Awards Un-Gala held at Untitled in Chicago.
(Rob Hart / for the Chicago Tribune May 21, 2014)

Former business journalist Dan Miller co-founded the Chicago Innovation Awards with Tom Kuczmarski. He is also a policy adviser at The Heartland Institute, a non-profit think tank that develops solutions to public policy issues.

Miller served as business editor at the Chicago Sun-Times from 1999 until 2008. He joined Crain Communications in 1969 and helped launch Crain’s Chicago Business, where he served as editor for 10 years. He is in the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. In 1994, then-Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar appointed Miller as chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Miller received his bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He lives in West Rogers Park and is married with three daughters.