North Carolina Coastal Federation
Todd Miller is the founder and executive director of the North Carolina Coastal Federation, a nonprofit organization working for a healthier North Carolina coast through educating the public, advocating for a clean coast and restoring water quality and shorelines.
Since the launch of the federation, Miller has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the threats to the coast and to advocate for access to clean coastal waters. In bringing together like-minded folks from all walks of life, the federation has succeeded in protecting and restoring tens of thousands of acres of North Carolina coast.
Miller is a founding board member of Restore America’s Estuaries and currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the UNC Institute for the Environment, and as a board member on the Policy Committee for the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary Partnership. Along with numerous other awards and recognitions, he received the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Southern Environmental Leadership Award, a distinguished alumnus award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013, and was honored with a Hero of the Seas award by the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards in 2015.
He holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.