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An Ongoing Need for Diplomacy

Thomas Miller, serving as chairman of the board for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, shares his career journey in international relations and imparts valuable insights. Initially considering a business major influenced by his father, he discovered his true passion for political science during his time at the University of Michigan. Joining the State Department after completing his PhD, he emphasizes the significance of following one's heart and maintaining flexibility in career choices. Thomas underscores the enduring importance of diplomacy and critical thinking in analyzing global events and relationships, and encourages aspiring diplomats to pursue a broad education, stay well-informed, and cultivate strong analytical skills. His diverse experiences have allowed him to transition into the nonprofit sector, highlighting the versatility and rewards of a diplomatic career.

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Thomas Miller currently splits his time chairing a non-profit and a for-profit board. The non-profit organization is the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) – an international organization that works around the world on the issue of those who go missing from wars, genocide, natural disasters, and trafficking. He also chairs the for-profit board of Intralot, Inc. – the second largest lottery company in the United States that runs lotteries in 11 states and the District of Columbia, as well as, a key player in the expanding sports betting market in the United States. Thomas (also known as “Tom”) also serves on the board of Partnership for a Secure America – a non-governmental-organization that promotes bipartisanship in the US Congress; and Lampsa – a company that owns luxury hotels in Greece and Serbia. He is an active participant and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, American Academy of Diplomacy, and Washington International Affairs Association.

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