Steven L. Miller

Miller, StevenFormer Chairman, President, and CEO | Shell Oil Company

Education
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois

Initiated Triangle
Illinois Chapter, 1964

Family
Wife: Sheila; Children: Steven, Ashley

Experience
Steven L. Miller is chairman and president of SLM Discovery Ventures, Inc., a company formed in September 2002 pursuing commercial ventures in support of volunteerism, social outreach, and higher education academic achievement. SLM Discovery Ventures, Inc. is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Mr. Miller is also chairman of Momentum Bio Ventures, a venture capital/management services company focusing on biotechnology and life sciences opportunities.

Mr. Miller is the retired chairman of the board of directors, president and CEO of Shell Oil Company, holding that position from July 1999 until his retirement on September 1, 2002.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Mr. Miller graduated with a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois. He began his career with Shell in 1967 at Shell’s Deer Park refinery near Houston. After various field, head office and overseas assignments in manufacturing and marketing, he was named vice president of refining and marketing for Shell Oil in 1988.

In 1992, Mr. Miller joined the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies management team in London, with responsibility for global supply and marketing. In 1996, he was named a managing director of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies.

Activities
2002 Chairman, Greater Houston Partnership; Chairman, United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast; Chairman, Points of Light Foundation; Director, Applied Materials, Inc.; Director, University of Illinois Foundation; Associate Member, Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Foundation; Trustee, Rice University; Director, Texas Southern University Foundation; Chairman, CEO Initiative, Diversity Best Practices; Advisor, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.

Associations
American Petroleum Institute, Past Director; National Urban League, Past Director; National Petroleum Council and Business Roundtable, Past Member

Hobbies
Golf, American history, antiques

Inducted
2003