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John Miller

John Miller

Title:  Former CEO
Company:  E. A. Miller and National Beef Packing
Location:  Salt Lake City, Utah


BS, History, Utah State University, 1977, Cum Laude, Blue Key

Huntsman School Interactions

Special Dean's Convocation - January 22, 2013
Huntsman School of Business Commencement Speaker - May 5, 2011


John is the founder of JR Miller Enterprises, a privately held company with diverse holdings in real estate, private enterprise and agriculture. His vision and operational expertise can be seen throughout its many businesses.

He recently retired from National Beef Packing Company after serving as CEO since 1991. Mr. Miller led the company from $500 million in sales to over $6 billion in sales. With more than 8,000 employees, the company is headquartered in Kansas City, MO, with seven regional production facilities, a Class A transportation company, and four international sales offices. NBP markets and distributes beef products in all 50 states and more than 60 countries worldwide.

John is a founding partner of Woodbury Strategic Partners, Solamere Capital, and Wasatch Premier Properties. He is also a director and major shareholder for Tower Group Holdings in Salt Lake City, UT.

Born and raised in Cache Valley, UT, he and his wife, Victoria, reside in Salt Lake City, UT, and are the parents of six children and grandparents of four. He graduated Cum Laude from Utah State University with a B.S. in History in 1977.

Past professional experience

CEO – National Beef Packing Company, Kansas City MO (1991-2009) – led the company’s growth from $500 million to over $6 billion in sales
CEO – National Carriers, Inc., Liberal, KS (1991-2009) –a coast-to-coast refrigerated Class A transportation company
President & CEO – Armour Food Company, Omaha NE (1987-1991)
CEO – E.A. Miller, Inc., Hyrum UT (1979-1987)
General Manager – American Commodities Corporation, Hyrum UT (1977-1979)

Professional / Social Memberships

National Finance Co-Chair for the Romney for President 2008 and 2012 Campaigns
Past Director for American Meat Institute
Past Director National Meat Association
Past Director and Chairman for the National Ability Center.

Related Huntsman News Articles

Top Speakers Visit the USU Campus (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2012)
The All-American Maverick (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2012)
John Miller Emphasizes Servant Leadership in Convocation Event (The Huntsman Post - May 2012)


Special Dean's Convocation: January 22, 2013

Huntsman School of Business Commencement
Speaker: May 5, 2011 (Part 1 of 2)

Huntsman School of Business Commencement
Speaker: May 5, 2011 (Part 2 of 2)