Miller, Jeffrey C.

Jeffrey Miller spent ten years working in the Illinois Department of Public Aid, including from 1978 to 1983 as its director during the Governor Jim Thompson administration. In 1983 he moved to the governor's executive staff, where he headed a new planning office. In 1987, Miller became Governor Thompson's chief of staff, a position he held until the end of the Thompson administration in January, 1991. Miller talks at length about welfare reform efforts in the 1970s and 1980s, and offers insights into Thompson's style of leadership. ​