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John Miller to Speak at Dean's Convocation Jan. 22

John Miller, who will speak at a Dean's Convocation on Jan. 22, received an honorary doctorate from USU in Spring 2012.

Photo by Steve Eaton

A special Dean’s Convocation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., in the Orson A. Christensen Auditorium (Room 215) featuring John Miller, who founded the highly successful real estate, agriculture, and private enterprise holdings company JR Miller Enterprises.

Mr. Miller is known for his leadership and innovation in the beef industry. In 1991 he started the National Beef Packing Company, where he was the CEO until 2009 and then on the board of directors until 2011, when the company's revenue had reached more than $6 billion. The company was then sold to Lucadia. 

During his lifetime, Mr. Miller also helped increase the productivity of beef processing in a variety of significant ways. In his lifetime he went from processing some 50,000 cattle per year to nearly 4 million. He is a founding partner of the giant Wasatch Properties, and he most recently he served as the national finance chair of the Romney for President Campaign. The event at USU is sponsored by the Finance and Economics Club.