Howard R. Miller Named to Vice Chair of City of Miami Arts and Entertainment Council Board of Directors

Miami, FL, April 17, 2013 --( Howard R. Miller, President of Howard R. Miller Communications (HRMC) and Chairman of the Synergy Entertainment Group, was appointed Vice Chair of the City of Miami Arts and Entertainment Council’s (MAEC) Board of Directors.

The purpose of this new 501(C)(3) nonprofit is to raise money in support of major arts and entertainment special events in the City of Miami. Moreover, it will be in charge of the Miami Arts and Entertainment Council’s fundraising efforts.

According to Miller, “It is an honor to be more involved as Vice Chair, in helping continue to build the City of Miami as a world class Arts and Entertainment center.”

The Miami Arts and Entertainment Council serves in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations to the city regarding endorsements and support of specific Miami art and entertainment special events, performances and productions. It also helps determine whether the city should accept or acquire any specific art, seek public participation in all cultural events in the city of Miami. Lastly, the Council serves as the city’s official liaison with major arts and entertainment facilities and organizations to attract arts and entertainment programs to the City of Miami. The Council received a recent $50,000 donation from Pernod Ricard’s Absolut Vodka to be used toward arts and culture.

Current MAEC members include, Chairman Mercedes Lopez Cisneros, Marie Vickles, Juana Amada Vargas, Ed Cantera, Lauren Reskin, Ricardo Tano Feijoo, Xavier Cortada, Michael Margulies, Maria Napoles and Marvin Weeks.

Miller is President of Howard R. Miller Communications, an award winning full service marketing, advertising and public relations company, in its 20th year of service. HRMC represents local, national and international profit and non-profit organizations ( As Chairman of the Synergy Entertainment Group, Miller’s early creative writing talents were displayed in various television and video productions, luring him into the entertainment field more than twenty years ago. Now as an accomplished writer and television producer, his ABC special, Dying For Love (a documentary focusing on the teenage AIDS crisis) was nominated for two Emmy® Awards and an Iris Award, as well as earned Miller a national Telly Award. Miller also produced a children’s television pilot for United/Paramount Network entitled, Video Vision.

Miller is an avid community advocate, serving as a member of the Presidents Board of Florida International University (FIU) and the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Leadership Advisory Board, Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami Light Project, and as Chairman Emeritus of the nationally renowned Design and Architecture Senior High School (DASH). He has chaired numerous fundraising projects, including the National Philanthropy Day, and is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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