Herb Miller, CEO, Western Development Corporateion

Mr. Herbert S. Miller serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Development Corporation. Mr. Miller founded WDC in 1967 and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Miller’s activities at WDC began with the development of six office buildings in Washington, DC from 1967 to 1985. During this time he guided WDC into retail development, taking the lead in developing twenty open-air neighborhood and community centers in eleven states from 1975 to 1987. Mr. Miller led WDC to create the Mills Concept – the value oriented super regional mall. Opened in 1985, Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Va. was the prototype of this concept. To further expand The Mills concept, Mr. Miller founded The Mills Corporation in 1993. Mr. Miller retired from The Mills Corporation in 1995 in order to pursue other development opportunities in his hometown of Washington DC. From 1995 to 1996 Mr. Miller led the Mayor’s Interactive Downtown Task Force, a 100-member committee charged with re-vitalizing Washington’s central areas. His involvement with the Downtown Task Force led him to develop Gallery Place, which combined equal portions of retail/entertainment, residential and office space on a site bridging the Verizon Center and Washington’s Chinatown when it opened in the Spring of 2004. Mr. Miller is actively involved in civic affairs, including his memberships on the Boards of the Third Way and the Chesapeake Crescent, which he co-founded in 2007. In 2006, Mr. Miller was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame. He is a graduate in Urban Planning from George Washington University.