Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) hosted the 7th Annual Pocket Pear Poker Hold ’Em Tournament and Casino Night on June 27, 2015 raising $9,300 for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded each year to high school seniors in Pearland who demonstrate good stewardship of the environment and are pursuing higher education. In 7 years, a total of $35,000 in scholarships has been awarded. This year, a total of $8000 was awarded to five high school graduates from Pearland.
KPB Hires New Executive Director
“ We had many candidates for the position and interviewed seven excellent prospects, “ said Cassie Mitchel, KPB president. “Andrew was the unanimous choice of the transition team appointed by the board to select a new director.”
Miller and his family are long-time residents of the Pearland area, where they were very active in Scouting activities and other community organizations. The entire family has been involved with KPB for many years.
He is a skilled professional with expertise in accounting and finance, including a solid background in non-profit organizations. Currently the chief financial officer of the Adult Reading Center in Pearland where he has worked for five years, he has a proven track record of clean financial audits.
Prior to joining the staff at the Adult Reading Center, Miller was employed by an investment company in Houston. He is a graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in finance. While in college, he was employed as a material handler at a recycling center in San Marcos. His duties there included leading training for new employees and helping to develop a new training manual to guide customers and employees in sorting materials.
Miller completed the 2012-2013 Leadership Pearland program hosted by the Pearland Area Chamber of Commerce. He received the Weldon Flanakin Recycler of the Year award from KPB in 2011 and is an Eagle Scout. He has been a member of KPB since 2009 and has served on the recycling committee, the advisory board, and on the board of directors as treasurer.
Andrew and his wife, Kelly, live in Pearland. They have three children, Liana, Carsen and Caroline.