General Sales Manager, WHBC Radio
Q: What is the best career advice you ever have been given?
A: I have had two pieces of information that was given to me over the years. The first was from my Dad who said, “Go to college and get an education, and it will open up doors.” The other, which my wife will smile about, is to “listen” to what other are saying and asking.
Q: What advice would you give the younger generation when it comes to advancing in their careers or strengthening Stark County?
A: The best advice I can give is to never burn a bridge and understand that your time will come. No one is guaranteed to make a million dollars coming out of college, and when you get an opportunity, use to it grow and educate yourself.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Stark County?
A: My favorite thing about Stark County is the food and atmosphere change that comes with each season. … Stark County is a great place live, work and play!
Q: List three to five things people might not know about you.
A: I enjoy listening and going to Garth Brooks concerts even though I love “hard rock” music. I’m a huge Denver Broncos fan … I liked them before Peyton Manning got there, and I have more shoes than most women.
“Adam Miller is a bright, motivated, selfless community leader …” —Matt Ellis
• Bachelor of arts in Communications from Youngstown State University
• McKinley High School
• Took a struggling staffing company from $450,000 to more than $1 million in just six months
• Second youngest general sales manager in the 90-plus year history of WHBC
• Co-executive producer for 1480 WHBC high school football TV broadcasts
• OHSAA certified basketball official since 2008, being recognized as District 5 Varsity Girls Basketball Official of the Year in 2013
• Taught radio broadcasting at Timken High School
• Member of the local chambers and Eastern Ohio and Wayne County Basketball Associations
In the community
• Canton Regional Chamber member since 2002
• Canton Regional Chamber Golf Committee member and past chair
• Member of Pizza Challenge Committee, Light Up Downtown, Jackson-Belden Flag Football Committee and Community Hospice Golf Committee
• Assists with Wishes Can Happen Wish-A-Thon, The Stark Hunger Task Force car giveaway and the WHBC Food Fight
• Coached little league baseball, girls AAU softball and AAU basketball
• Spoke at one of the Canton Student Loan Foundation’s annual ceremonies
• Volunteer for the Pro Football Hall of Fame festivities
• Annually supports the Mercy Harvest Ball and the Affinity Medical Healthy Women event
Married to Erica, and they have one son: Easton
Matt Ellis, customer service at Grass Master, Squeaky Clean
Matt Ellis says
“Adam Miller is a bright, motivated, selfless community leader who is driven to improve the company that he works for and improve the community that he was raised in and has chosen to raise his family in.”
Twenty under 40! recognizes young professionals across various sectors of the business, civic, government, arts, education and non-profit communities, including consideration in the following areas: Arts/Entertainment, Business, Community Services/Nonprofit, Corporate, Education, Financial Services, Government, Hospitality & Tourism, Legal Services, Manufacturing, Medical & Health Care Services, Other, PR/Advertising/Marketing, Real Estate, Retail, Social Service, Students (College), Technology
Nominees were selected based on career acumen, community service and trusteeship, and personal and professional achievements. The Twenty under 40! selection committee is comprised of diverse business and community leaders representing a range of industry sectors from around Stark County.