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  Miller, Harris
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NameHarris Miller
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Born 00, 1952 (67 years)
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InfoHarris N. Miller became President of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) in 1995. Miller directs the day-to-day operations of the association and reports to the ITAA Board of Directors. ITAA is the largest and oldest information technology (IT) trade association, representing 11,000 software, services, internet, telecommunications, electronic commerce and systems integration companies.

Miller is also President of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), an "association of associations" representing 38 high tech trade groups around the world. He is a member of the 1998 World Congress on Information Technology Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Olsten Center Board of Directors.

Among many significant accomplishments during the past three years, Miller:

* Conceived the ground-breaking study, "Help Wanted: The IT Workforce at the Dawn of a New Century." Under his leadership, ITAA produced the National Information Technology Workforce Convocation, which brought together leaders from education, government, and industry to formulate partnerships and "best practices" to increase the quantity and quality of IT workers.
* Led the IT industry in supporting the passage of Telecommunications Act of 1996 and assuring statutory protections for IT companies.
* Directed the association's creation of a multifaceted Year 2000 Century Date Change Program. ITAA is widely recognized by both government and industry as the foremost trade association in the Year 2000 area. Played an instrumental role in formulating the Year 2000 International Cooperation Center and conducted the first global summit on the Year 2000 issue, bringing together representatives from over 130 nations.
* Helped achieve numerous legislative and regulatory victories for the Information Technology industry, including creation of the Foreign Sales Corporation credit for software exporters, extension of the R&E tax credit, an Internet tax moratorium, extension of the H1-B visa limit for highly skilled foreign professionals, and government procurement reform.
* Secured ITAA's position as IT industry sector coordinator for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection under Presidential Decision Directive 63.
* Appeared on numerous network and cable television programs, radio programs and has been quoted in virtually all major national news publications. These include CBS, NBC, CNN, CNBC, BBC, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Financial Times and many more.

Miller leads ITAA's public policy focus in other areas such as encryption, taxation, IT workforce shortage, intellectual property, telecommunications reform, Year 2000 date conversion, and business immigration. He has testified before Congress and state legislatures on numerous issues, and briefed federal, state, and local officials on issues critical to the IT industry. He has written and spoken widely on a variety of high tech issues. He is a much sought after conference presenter both nationally and internationally.

Miller has a broad range of other public policy experience. Prior to joining ITAA, he was president of Immigration Services Associates, a government relations firm based in Washington, D.C. specializing in immigration issues. Concurrently, he acted as government relations director for Fragomen, Del Rey & Bernsen, P.C., a nationwide law firm specializing in immigration, and he operated his own government relations firm, Harris Miller & Associates, with clients in high tech, agriculture and banking.

In addition to private sector experience, Miller has many years of government service, including assignments as legislative director to former U.S. Sen. John A. Durkin (D-NH); deputy director, Congressional relations, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; and legislative assistant, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and International Law, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives.

Miller is also active in professional and civic activities. He served as chairman of the Fairfax County, Virginia Democratic party for six years. He serves as co-chair of the Virginia Opera Northern Virginia Finance Committee and, until recently, was a member of the Virginia State Lottery Board. Miller was chairman of the American Heart Association, Northern Virginia Council; a member, Virginia Governor's Commission on the Federal Funding of State Domestic Programs; and he continues to serve on the board of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, National Capitol Area Region.

Miller holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate degree from Yale University.

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