Nonprofit executive Bill Corwin and financial analyst Mike Miller, CFA, ICD.D, have been named to the Board of Directors of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation.
Corwin is the founder of Mission Velocity, a consulting firm dedicated to helping nonprofits accelerate and grow their impact. He has more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership and consulting experience. Most recently he was the Vice President of U.S. Programs for Save the Children, responsible for overseeing domestic programming for over 300,000 children annually in the U.S., with a staff of 700 and a budget of more than $50 million.
Prior to Save the Children, Corwin was President of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, an organization with seven locations serving deaf and hard of hearing children and a past grant recipient of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation.
“Bill’s depth of knowledge and breadth of experience in educating and empowering students of all abilities is a tremendous asset to our board,” said JSF President and CEO Malcolm Macleod. “We grew to know him well through his work at Clarke Schools, and we look forward to the unique perspective he brings to the Foundation.”
He also has been the executive director of two local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) programs in California, and he served for seven years as the Chief Development Officer for National CASA. He formerly served on the boards of both the California CASA and National CASA Associations.
He now advises a wide range of nonprofits on fundraising, strategic planning and program development. Prior to his nonprofit work Corwin was an attorney in private practice, the leader of a legal services program for homeless youth and a Deputy DA with the Santa Clara County (CA) District Attorney’s Office. Corwin received his B.A. degree in history from Brown University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wife Jennifer and their two children.
Like Corwin, Miller also has had a distinguished career. In 1987, Miller joined BMO Capital Markets after earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts in economics from Western University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and has the Institute for Corporate Directors Designation. He worked in BMO’s wealth division, managed equity portfolios, spent 10 years as Director of Equity Research and 10 more as Global Head of Equities before retiring from BMO in May 2015. While in research management, BMO’s Canadian equity investment research was ranked number one overall by Brendan Wood International for 10 years in a row. He now teaches Finance at McMaster University’s DeGroote MBA School.
At BMO, Miller led a charitable initiative, Equity Through Education, that raised $15 million dollars over 10 years to provide educational scholarships for women, those with disabilities, Indigenous communities and the economically disadvantaged. He has been on the boards of the Toronto CFA Society, the Investment Industry Association of Canada and the Bank of Montreal Pension Fund. For the past three years, he has chaired the annual Leadership Campaign for the United Way Halton and Hamilton and is a board member and chair of the Investment Committee of the Oakville Community Foundation.
“Mike brings a wealth of experience in investment banking in addition to his work in philanthropy in Canada,” Macleod said. “His interests and expertise align well with our mission, and we are pleased to have him join our Board of Directors.”
Miller lives in Oakville, Ontario. He and his wife Susan have two daughters attending university.