Miller named AVP of Government Relations

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Margie Miller previously worked for 11 years with the Georgia House of Representatives Budget & Research Office as a senior fiscal and policy analyst.

Margie Miller has been named associate vice president of Government Relations, effective June 1.

Miller joined Augusta University in 2014 as director of State Government Relations, and for the past seven years, has worked diligently with elected officials and regulatory agencies to support and promote legislation that impacts Augusta University and AU Health System.

Miller is no stranger at the Gold Dome, having previously worked for 11 years with the Georgia House of Representatives Budget & Research Office as a senior fiscal and policy analyst, specializing in health care policy and budget appropriations.

As an advocate for AU, she has helped garner state support for the Medical College of Georgia, Dental College of Georgia, Georgia Cyber Center and numerous other strategic priorities and projects. Legislators describe her as a “tireless advocate for Augusta University who is always looking for ways to accomplish the university’s priorities.”

Miller supported AU Health in the coordination of COVID-19 testing for 578 lawmakers and staff at the state capitol to complete the 2020 legislative session, while working daily with these leaders to reduce early pandemic budget cuts to AU and AU Health System.

During the 2021 legislative session, she led the Government Relations team to secure in the state budget everything requested by Augusta University, including a $5 million bond for renovations to Christenberry Fieldhouse and a state match of $5.2 million to the Peach State Health Plan gift to endow the MCG 3+ program.

As AVP, Miller will continue to represent the institution with elected and executive officials on all issues affecting health care and higher education, including developing communications on legislative and policy issues to keep our constituency informed, as well as grow the Government Relations reach and impact.

Miller earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University of North Georgia and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Professional Politics at Georgia State University. She is a member of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Legislative Task Force and the Georgia Chamber Government Affairs Council. She completed the Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program at Georgia State University in 2009 and the Augusta University Executive Leadership Program in June 2021.

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