Rod Miller is the President and CEO for CPHR Alberta, a not-for-profit organization representing over 6,000 members within the human resources community in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In his role Rod is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization, advocacy for the profession and overseeing the standards for the CPHR designation in the region. Rod’s career began in the pharmaceutical biotech industry where, in his final role, he led the introduction of novel biotech medicines into the Canadian market resulting in substantial growth for the organization and achieving his goal of bringing novel medicines to patients to improve their quality of life. Following this he led the Calgary operation of an international recruitment firm building an award-winning organization while driving culture change. Before his current role Rod led the corporate development organization at a large post-secondary where he, and his team, led the implementation of workforce development initiatives across the globe; including projects in Angola, Australia, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan and Mexico. Rod holds undergraduate degrees in Zoology and Economics, along with an MBA in Leadership and Strategy. In addition, Rod is a holder of the CPHR designation and Chartered Member of CPHR Alberta and holds the SHRM-SCP designation from SHRM in the United States. Passionate about the people function, Rod works with organizations to leverage their most valuable asset, their people. As a committed member of the community Rod has sat on numerous boards in the course of his career with the intention of giving back wherever he can.