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Paul Miller
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Paul Miller

A tireless visionary who demonstrates compassion and helping those who need help are some of Paul Miller’s key strengths by which he lives.


Service to others. Leadership by example. These are characteristics that Paul Miller has consistently demonstrated throughout his professional and personal life. It’s a legacy that he will leave to those whose lives he’s touched, whether in partnership or as beneficiaries of his community outreach.

As an accomplished executive in the private sector, the fire industry, and within state and local governments, Miller brings decades of experience to his role on the Board of Directors.


Ask Miller why he serves as a credit union board member, and he’ll tell you it’s because, “the credit union is just like those folks I love in the fire service. It's an organization that serves the underserved. It serves the people who really need to be served. And it works to improve the lives of the members.” 

Miller’s commitment to both credit unions is demonstrated in his service as a volunteer board member for more than 20 years.  

His credit union journey started with LGFCU in 1999, serving on the Eastern Carolina Advisory Council. From there, he joined the LGFCU Board of Directors in 2000, and has served as Board Chair and Chair of the Compensation Committee.  

He became one of the first members to join Civic in 2018, and served as Vice Chair of its inaugural Board. He continues to serve on the Civic Board, helping to guide Civic into becoming one of the fastest growing credit unions in the country, a digital-first credit union positioned to offer financial services across North Carolina, especially in areas considered banking deserts.

Because of his vision and commitment to the credit unions’ values of people, planet and prosperity, Miller is credited with encouraging credit union leadership to secure and install publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations at Civic headquarters in Raleigh.  


Miller believes that the credit union’s future focus should address food insecurity, broadband access for rural North Carolina counties, and financial literacy. Through our credit unions and our nonprofit, Civic Local Foundation, we should be prepared to address the issues affecting our community members – beyond financial services. 

Paul Miller speaking at an event


Ask Miller about his most significant career accomplishment, and he’ll tell you it’s his children. He and his wife, Caroline, raised “three great kids.” Their grown children, as well as their grandchildren, have followed the couple’s tireless work ethic and commitment to serve. For the Millers, service is a family affair.

After graduating from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Miller started his professional career working for 22 years in a private family business in his hometown of Snow Hill, North Carolina. During this time, Miller served many years on the Snow Hill Town Board and one term as a Greene County commissioner.

Miller went on to make his mark in North Carolina’s fire service as a deputy fire chief, and as the only fire instructor in Greene County until the program could be expanded. He also served as an EMS instructor alongside his wife.

Miller later moved on to the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association (NCSFA), where he started in 1990 as the assistant executive secretary. He went on to become executive director of the NCSFA, where he worked for 23 years before retiring in 2013. It is an experience that yielded perhaps some of the most significant impacts for North Carolina’s firefighters.  

Under his leadership, the Association worked to strengthen the benefits for firefighters, to address the health concerns they face as part of their job. His efforts served as a model for creating and packaging health benefit offerings for firefighters across the country. He also built one of the biggest benefits summits and conferences in North Carolina, and created one of the largest state firefighters’ conferences in the United States. Miller sees his impact in the fire community as one of his most memorable accomplishments.

As a retired NCSFA executive director, Miller currently serves as its executive director emeritus. He is also active on the board of directors for the [name] fire department. 


  • Treasurer, Contentnea Area Developers Incorporated  
  • Former lifetime member, Rotary Club, Greene County 
  • Institutional representative, Boy Scouts of America for Greene County  
  • Committee member, North Carolina League of Municipalities  
  • Interfaith Food Ministry, Greene County 


  • District Award of Merit, Boy Scouts of America for Greene County 
  • Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America for Greene County 
  • Lifetime membership, Rotary International, Snow Hill Chapter