ABOUT CMC

Our Story

It all began on a drive to the beach …

It was 2009, about five years after Cindy Miller left a high-profile position at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, years she spent getting an MBA and facilitating leadership development workshops in newsrooms around the country. For Cindy, the big question was, “What’s next?”

On that six-hour drive from Atlanta to Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Cindy and her husband Edward Miller, a pioneer in newsroom leadership and newspaper design, dreamed up what would evolve into Cindy Miller Communications. Or as we call it now, CMC. 

Building on what we know best — communicating, problem-solving and writing — we’ve developed a company that helps others succeed. Whether we’re solving the heat-of-the-flame issues surrounding a fired CEO dominating headlines or crafting a communications strategy for a growing company, the CMC team gets it done.  

And we get it done well. Our clients come back — or stay with us for years as we continue to be a valuable voice on their leadership team. 

We’ve come a long way since that drive to the beach.

 

Meet the Team

Cindy
Miller

CEO

Cindy Miller is, frankly, unflappable. Cindy is the CEO other CEOs turn to for guidance for crisis communications and strategy. Read more.

Edward
Miller

Managing Partner

Edward draws on decades of work as a journalist, providing CMC’s clients with an in-depth understanding of the media and how it works. Read more.

Edward Miller

Managing Partner

Joe
Gorley

Executive Vice President

Joe Gorley has immersed himself into solving problems for CMC clients and puts his analytical thinking to work on issues big and small. 

Read more.

erin
ellingwood

Strategies and Operations Leader

Erin Ellingwood is CMC’s Director of Strategies and Operations, a role that combines her strategic thinking with her keen sense of organization and process.  Read more.

Kimberly
Petty

Sr. Communications Strategist

Kimberly Petty produces creative, on-message content for clients. She's a strategic thinker who gets things done.

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Joe Gorley

Executive

Vice President

Erin Ellingwood

Strategies and 

Operations Leader

Kimberly Petty

Senior 

Communications Strategist

Nazly
gorley

Graphic Designer

Nazly Gorley uses her creative design skills and eye for detail to create award-winning designs for CMC clients.

Nazly Gorley

Graphic Designer

Jay
croft

Senior Writer

Jay Croft has crossed the country telling stories. He combines his journalism and business skills to help CMC clients put storytelling to work for them. Read more.

Jay
croft

Senior Writer

Jay Croft has crossed the country telling stories. He combines his journalism and business skills to help CMC clients put storytelling to work for them. Read more.

Jay Croft

Senior Writer

JEN
bixler

Senior Director

Jen Bixler leverages 25 years of experience to help organizations and individuals meet a range of needs. Read more.

Jen Bixler

Senior Director

suzanne
dent

Senior Writer

Suzanne Dent is a writer and editor with long-term experience in publishing

and marketing. Read more.

Suzanne Dent

Senior Writer

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