Jayne Miller – Principal
Jayne is a Principal at PROS Consulting with 40 years in parks, recreation, and leisure services with over 20 years of executive level public and non-profit leadership experience. Jayne is an internationally recognized leader in the field of urban parks and recreation and an international leader in developing and implementing equitable investment strategies for park systems. She has held positions as the President & CEO of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy in Pittsburgh, PA.; Superintendent of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board in Minneapolis, MN.; Director of the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority in Brighton, MI.; Community Services Area Administrator for the City of Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, MI.; and Manager of Parks and Recreation for the City of Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, MI. Jayne is routinely invited to present on leadership, equity, and management of urban park systems at international, national, regional, and state conferences and workshops. Under Jayne’s leadership the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC) and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) have been recognized for their work on social equity. During Jayne’s tenure as Superintendent, the Minneapolis Park System was recognized by the Trust for Public Land as the #1 Park System six years running, 2013-2018, and as an NRPA National Gold Medal Award Finalist three years, 2016-2018. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was the recipient of the National Recreation and Park Association’s 2020 Innovation in Social Equity Award and the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society’s 2020 Award of Excellence for the Restoring Pittsburgh Parks Initiative. The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board received the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association’s 2017 Award of Excellence for the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan. Jayne has also been recognized individually for her work. Currently, Jayne serves as World Urban Parks board chair and chair of the CAPRA Commission and is an American Academy of Park and Recreation Administration and Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow.
Jayne is an avid road cyclist, loves to travel, and spend time with her family. She loves being outdoors doing just about anything, especially hanging with her dogs. Jayne’s love of the outdoors is rooted in growing up swimming, skiing, and playing outdoors in the Adirondacks in upstate New York.