Posted: 2:05 am ET
On January 12, the WH announced the President’s intent to nominate Johnathan Miller, most recently president of the Airborne Lifeline Foundation, to be USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa. The WH released the following bio:
Johnathan Miller of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator (Bureau for Africa) of the United States Agency for International Development. Mr. Miller most recently served as president of Airborne Lifeline Foundation, which provided scheduled air transport of medical personnel to remote medical facilities in several Southern African countries. Previously, he served as president of Bluemont International and partner at The Brock Group, specializing in emerging market work in Africa and Asia. He also served as the president of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, the largest equine rescue organization in the world. Mr. Miller also served as Peace Corps Director in Botswana, at USAID and the Department of State. In addition, he was Senior Director at the National Security Council and Deputy Assistant to President Reagan. Mr. Miller was chief of staff to former Congressman William Goodling of Pennsylvania. He is a Member of the Kentucky Bar and received an A.B. from Duke University and a J.D. from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.
The foundation’s website has more details and still lists Mr. Miller as president and CEO:
Johnathan Miller is president and CEO of Airborne Lifeline Foundation. He founded the organization in 2005 after recognizing the need for regular medical care in remote villages in Botswana.
Johnathan is president of Bluemont International, an international strategic advisory firm, specializing in Africa and Asia. Prior to that, he served as partner and managing director of the Brock Group, an international trade advisory firm. He developed a large Asia-Pacific practice with clients that included a prominent U.S. aerospace firm, several major global consumer goods companies, two of the world’s largest beverage companies, several major U.S. and foreign air carriers, a leading manufacturer of fuel additives, and a provincial government in China.
Johnathan held high-level positions in the U.S. government during the Reagan administration. He served at the U.S. Agency for International Development and as Peace Corps director to Botswana. As senior director at the National Security Council, he coordinated President Reagan’s foreign missions, including the first Reagan-Gorbachev Summit in Geneva and the president’s visits to Indonesia, the Tokyo economic summit, Mexico, and Grenada. Johnathan also coordinated visits to the U.S. by foreign heads of state, including the prime ministers of Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Later, as deputy assistant to the president for Management and Administration, he oversaw the management of the Executive Office of the President.
Johnathan graduated from Duke University and the University of Louisville School of Law.
Urgent appeal for bridge funding for Airborne Lifeline Foundation's medical flights in Botswana. We need to raise US$ 60,000 to keep flying!
— Johnathan Miller (@jsmiller52) August 24, 2016
Nearly 200M people across #Africa depend on maize for #foodsecurity. But, a moth called #FallArmyworm is destroying crops before harvest. Want to help #farmers treat and protect their crops? Partner with USAID to find a solution: https://t.co/hNn31JHkZS @FeedtheFuture pic.twitter.com/goxhMCfDqy
— USAID (@USAID) January 26, 2018
— USAID in Africa (@USAIDAfrica) January 8, 2018