Vice President, Human Resources & Chief Labor/Employment Counsel
Maria Miller joined KQED in June 2016 and serves as vice president, human resources and chief labor/employment counsel. She leads KQED’s Human Resources department with responsibility for talent development, employee and labor relations, and compensation and benefits. Maria has practiced labor and employment law since 1997. Prior to KQED, Maria was deputy director of labor relations at Bayer Healthcare in Berkeley. During her over two-year tenure at Bayer, she was the lead site strategist for labor and employee relations.
After leaving private litigation practice in 1998, Maria joined ABM, a NYSE-traded company with more than 100,000 union and non-union employees across the United States. In 2004, she was promoted to deputy general counsel, labor/employment law. In 2010, she moved into the role of vice president of human resources for several large subsidiaries, with responsibilities over HR and safety and risk management.
Maria earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.S. in political science from Santa Clara University. She is a member of the California Bar Association and has her SPHR certification (Senior Professional in Human Resources).