Butler’s College of Business is proud to announce the appointment of Curt Miller ‘64, chairman with Katz, Sapper & Miller, as chairman of the College’s Board of Visitors. Miller will serve a three-year term.
Miller started working part time for Katz, Sapper & Miller – then known as Levy, Calderon & Katz – his junior year at Butler after taking advice from one of his accounting professors. He continued to work at the firm after graduating from Butler and was asked to join full time after completing his certified public accountant exam.
“I feel like I owe a debt of gratitude to Butler,” Miller said about his opportunity to serve as chairman for the next three years. “If it haven’t had been for them, in all probability I wouldn’t have come to work where I work.
“Whatever success I have enjoyed in life through this job I owe to Butler.”
Miller, like other members of the board, was chosen for his achievements in the business arena and his potential to help develop resources to support the College.
Currently, the board is collaborating with Dean Chuck Williams to develop the College’s next strategic plan, which will be in place for the next three to five years. “The board helps provide strategic overview and direction for the College, which means no significant changes are made without input from the board,” said Williams.
The 27 board members are made up of Butler alumni and professionals from the Indianapolis business community. Members are nominated by previous board members and have no limitation on how long they can serve.
Williams is impressed with Miller’s willingness to be fully engaged in the board, even in the short time he has been active as chairman. “When a board chair shows up and gets others involved and puts in their own time like he does, others follow.”
Likewise, Miller is pleased with the dedication and collaborative efforts he has seen so far from the board.
Board meetings are held three times a year and tend to take several hours. Miller said despite the long hours, board members remain attentive and contributive until the job is done. “These are talented, valuable people who are taking most of the day, usually half a day or more, and are working the whole time–it’s not a social event.”
Miller’s other civic work includes serving as treasurer and director of the President Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and member of the board of advisors for Indiana Region, M&I Bank. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Indiana CPA Society.