Two new members of theGROUP’s team underscore the firm’s continued growth and impact.

Paul L. Miller, III, entrepreneur and former corporate banking executive, will join theGROUP as a Principal. In this role, Miller will be focused on the day-to-day operations of the firm and on driving the development and expansion of theGROUP’s strategic capabilities on behalf of its clients.

Prior to joining theGROUP, Miller was the founder and managing partner of a boutique management consultancy based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served large corporate clients, nonprofits, governments, and startups through a diverse set of assignments that included strategy development, capital advisory, crisis mitigation, and change management. Prior to consulting, Miller launched and ran an integrated media company that included recording, publishing, and event marketing, and which completed several engagements with many of the world’s most recognizable brands. Before going out on his own, Miller led a successful career in banking serving as a Vice President with Wachovia Bank, and in several positions with Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio.

On announcing the addition of Miller, theGROUP’s Managing Partner Art Collins said, “Over the course of twenty years as an entrepreneur and banker, Paul has built a reputation as a catalyst for getting things done. He has a strong track record in all aspects of business development and will be invaluable as we continue to deliver exceptional results for our clients.”

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Miller holds a Masters of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University. Miller resides in Maryland with his wife and daughter.

theGROUP is also pleased to announce the addition of Michelle D. Hernandez to its policy team. As an Associate, Hernandez will be primarily responsible for research and policy analysis, and will also join the firm’s team-oriented approach to the delivering successful outcomes for its clients.

Hernandez is a recent graduate of Brown University where she majored in Environmental Studies and complemented her studies with hands on experience guiding the inventor of a cutting edge solar thermal hybrid technology through grant applications and the formation of partnerships. While at Brown, Hernandez participated in an international honors program through which she studied abroad in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Cape Town, South Africa; and Hanoi, Vietnam. She also has previous internship experiences in the Office of Senator Charles Schumer, the National Science Foundation, and most recently at theGROUP.

Regarding the addition of Hernandez, Collins added, “Michelle is bright, reliable, motivated, and has demonstrated her maturity and analytical skills. She will be a wonderful addition to our team.”

Hernandez was born and raised in Queens, New York, and is a native Spanish speaker of Colombian and Dominican heritage. She was part of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) Summer Congressional Internship Class of 2013 and continues to volunteer with the CHCI.

About theGROUP

theGROUP is a Washington, D.C.-based strategy, policy and communications consulting firm. Connected and experienced at the highest levels of government, politics, and business, theGROUP’s team brings years of proven leadership to craft winning engagement strategies, overcome crises, and create diverse conversations that change outcomes for our clients.