Colorado State ’69

Albert R. Miller

About Bert

Albert R. Miller grew up in the Chicago area and received his BS in business finance from Colorado State in 1969 and his MBA in finance at Loyola University-Chicago in 1971.

Prior to joining the Phi Delta Theta Foundation board, Bert served as a Trustee of the Frank J.R. Mitchell Scroll Endowment Fund for 27 years. He is a generous supporter of the Foundation and the Colorado Gamma Chapter and was a Leadership Forum participant at the Fraternity’s Presidents Leadership Conference.

For over 30 years, he was President & CEO of Phoenix Closures, a family owned business headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, founded over a century ago. Phoenix manufactures plastic bottle caps and is the largest privately-owned closure company in North America with 550 employees at various plants. Brother Miller is semi-retired, and his sons are currently the chief operating officers of the business.

He is a long-time supporter of Catholic Charities that support inner city youth in the City of Chicago and sought the Republican Nomination for the 11th Congressional District in the 13/14 cycle.  He is a former chairman of the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association and former director of the Hinsdale Community House, which provides counseling support, social services, resources and activities for youth, adults, and senior citizens in the community.  He is a director of Precision Plastics, as well as the National Association of Manufacturers, and a member of the World President’s Organization.

Brother Miller has been recognized as the Illinois Manufacturer of the Year by the Illinois Institute of Technology, and as Business School Alumnus of the Year by Colorado State University.

Bert and his wife, Deirdre, have two sons and one daughter.