Center City
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Leslie Anne Miller

Legal professional
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With a career spanning 25 years as a litigator, Leslie Anne Miller has achieved numerous groundbreaking milestones. She proudly holds the distinction of being the first woman to attain partnership in her law firm, serve as the president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and act as the general counsel of the Commonwealth under Governor Ed Rendell. Later, she played a pivotal role in the election of Mayor Michael Nutter and served as his trusted advisor.

Beyond her legal accomplishments, Miller's commitment to civic leadership is noteworthy. In 2001, she transitioned from her board seat to serve as the interim president of the Kimmel Center. Currently, as the board chair of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a role she assumed after being a trustee since 2011, Miller continues to make a significant impact. Her leadership extends to chairing events such as the Philadelphia Flower Show and supporting organizations like Women for the Water Works of the Fairmount Park Conservancy and her alma mater, Mount Holyoke College. Miller has served on various boards, including the Temple University Beasley School of Law, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, the Committee of Seventy, the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Mayor's Cultural Advisory Council, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania and its successor, the Allegheny Health System.

Miller's influence reaches far beyond boardrooms. She has been a dedicated mentor and role model for countless women in the legal profession and the broader community. As the inaugural chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession and a current member of the Pennsylvania Commission on Women, the Forum of Executive Women, and the Pennsylvania Women's Forum, Miller actively contributes to the advancement of women in various fields.

Leslie Anne Miller's outstanding contributions have earned her numerous accolades, including the prestigious Globy Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has also been recognized as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, received the Philadelphia Bar Association Sandra Day O'Connor Award, the Drexel University College of Medicine Woman One Award, the Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction Award, and induction into the Temple University Fox School of Business League for Entrepreneurial Women's Hall of Fame. Additionally, Miller has received honorary degrees from the Drexel University School of Law, the Thomas Jefferson University College of Health Professions, and Wilson College.

Cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College in 1973, Miller earned a Master of Arts from Rutgers University in 1974. She continued her academic journey by obtaining a Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law in 1977 and a Master of Laws with honors from the Temple Beasley School of Law in 1994.