who we are

Our team

JEFF MILLER | CEO

JONATHAN HILER | PRINCIPAL

ASHLEY GUNN | PRINCIPAL

JESSICA MANDEL | PRINCIPAL

GEORGE CARAM | PRINCIPAL

JACIE CORESSEL | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

jeff miller | CEO

Jeff Miller, founder and CEO of Miller Strategies, LLC, has provided strategic counsel to prominent political figures and Fortune 500 companies throughout the country. In addition to running Miller Strategies, LLC, Jeff serves as a principal at Ryan, LLC, a global tax services firm. 

With 25 years of experience in Republican leadership roles, Jeff has built a reputation as a nationally respected Republican strategist, fundraiser, and public affairs advisor. In 2019, the Associated Press highlighted Miller as “very influential in Washington,” a “leading fundraiser,” and a “powerbroker.” 

Jeff has served as vice finance chair of the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee, political advisor for Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, finance chair for the California Republican Party, the California campaign chair for Perry for President in 2012, co-finance chair for the Republican Governors Association, and political advisor to former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.  

He currently serves on the national board of the Republican Jewish Coalition and as Vice Finance Chair for the 2020 Republican National Convention.  Additionally, from 2013 until then-Governor Rick Perry was sworn in as Secretary of Energy, Jeff spent four years overseeing the governor’s political operation which included serving as the campaign manager and chief strategist for the governor’s presidential campaign. Prior to managing the governor’s political operation, he was a partner for one of the top five California lobbying firms, where he was annually ranked as one of the twenty most influential people in California politics.  

Jeff served our country in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1992 to 1998 in SBU XI, a river warfare unit.

jonathan hiler | principal

Jonny joined Miller Strategies after serving at the White House as the Director of Legislative Affairs for Vice President Mike Pence.  His previous positions in government include Legislative Director for Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Policy Advisor with the House Republican Conference leadership office.  Prior to working in Washington, Jonny served as a naval officer, with deployments at sea and staff assignments in support of U.S. Navy missions in the Arabian Gulf.

Jonny graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Economics and also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.  He resides in Alexandria, VA, with his wife and four sons.

ashley gunn | principal

Ashley Gunn most recently served as a Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director of Cabinet Affairs in the Donald J. Trump administration. Gunn has over 25 years experience in state and federal government working on 2 Presidential campaigns, on Capitol Hill, at the RNC, in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration, at the NTSB, as well as working in Official Proceedings for all of the Republican National Conventions since 1995.  Her political career includes developing and implementing national, state and local grassroots strategies and building coalitions to support Presidents, Cabinet Members, organizations, candidates and issue campaigns while living in Washington, DC, New England, Texas, Alabama and California.

Ashley graduated from UVA, is the proud mother of 4 beautiful girls and is married to Scott Gunn. They reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

Jessica Mandel | PRINCIPAL

Jessica joins Miller Strategies from Credit Suisse Securities where, over the last seven years, she was the Director and Head of Legislative Affairs for its operations here in Washington, overseeing U.S. federal regulatory, legislative, and agency matters impacting the Bank and its clients.  Prior to Credit Suisse, she served as a director of legislative affairs for the Washington-based lobbying firm Tassey & Associates where she represented major financial institutions such as GE Capital, JP Morgan Chase, Citi, Mastercard and Bank of America.  A native of Colorado, she holds a B.S. in Business Administration-Marketing from San Diego State University and a J.D. from the University of Denver.

george caram | PRINCIPAL

Hailing from Florida, George moved to Washington, D.C. in 2010 and worked as a special assistant to the late Congressman C.W. Bill Young.  While an undergraduate student at Georgetown University, he was hired by then-House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, of California, where he went on to become McCarthy’s Senior Legislative Assistant for Science, Space, and Technology.  In this capacity, George helped secure critical funding for NASA’s innovative aeronautics programs and played a central role in the development, bicameral negotiations, and subsequent enactment of the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (P.L. 114-90).

In 2017, he was recruited by the White House National Security Council and served as a Special Assistant in the Office of International Economic Affairs as well as Staff Officer within the Executive Secretariat. He joined Miller Strategies in May of 2018.

JACIE CORESSEL | director of OPERATIONS

A native of North Carolina and a graduate of Auburn University, Jacie moved to Washington and spent more than three years on Capitol Hill, serving in the offices of Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL).  

She was then recruited to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where she served as both Director of Scheduling and Congressional Liaison for Secretary Ben Carson. Jacie joined Miller Strategies as Director of Operations in July of 2019.