Winston Miller to Serve as Kentucky Housing Corporation Executive Director
FRANKFORT, Kentucky — Kentucky Housing Corporation welcomes Winston Miller as its new executive director, starting November 16, 2020. Approved in a Board of Directors meeting yesterday, Miller will replace Lisa Beran, KHC's former general counsel, who served as interim director for more than a year.
"For the last year, Winston has been an excellent addition to the Board of Directors," said Lisa Beran. "He is dedicated to advancing the interests of Kentuckians and improving their quality of life. As executive director, his work will continue."
Currently the deputy secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Miller has served as a proxy for Secretary Holly M. Johnson on the KHC Board of Directors since January 2020, which allowed him to learn more about KHC's mission and innerworkings.
"In my position, I serve as a proxy on many boards, and I am continually impressed by the talent and organization at KHC," Miller said. "Throughout the pandemic, they have protected Kentuckians' access to affordable housing. Working with partners and lenders across the state, they have empowered more Kentuckians to purchase their first home and prevented many families from being evicted. I look forward to joining their team and advancing their mission. I appreciate Lisa's willingness to lead the corporation throughout this transition phase and look forward to a seamless transition."
Before joining the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Miller practiced law with Frost Brown Todd in Louisville, representing clients in state and federal courts. He specialized in civil cases involving business litigation, product liability, mass tort, fire and explosion and employment litigation and chaired the Client Service Team, earning his firm an Outstanding Law Firm of the Year designation. Though he has received numerous accolades throughout his career, he is proudest of the Special Commendation he earned for his work at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented the country in federal district and appellate courts.
Miller graduated with a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Kentucky and a juris doctorate from the UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law.
Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, was created by the 1972 General Assembly to provide affordable housing opportunities. As a self-supporting, public corporation, Kentucky Housing offers down payment assistance loans to assist first-time homebuyers obtain home mortgages, housing production financing, homeownership education/counseling, rental assistance, housing rehabilitation, and supportive housing programs for special needs populations.
Kentucky Housing Corporation prohibits discrimination based on race; color; religion; sex; national origin; sexual orientation; gender identity; ancestry; age; disability; or marital, familial, or veteran status.