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Tonya Miller Ph.D.

Sr. Manager, Human Resources

W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Monday: 3:30PM - 4:30PM - Kokopelli 2

Track 1 Session: 5

How to Hire and Cultivate Great Leaders


Dr. Miller is a leader with over 20 years global experience to include the Americas, EMEA, Australia and Asia. She joined Grainger in 2015 as a Regional HR business partner to the Sales team and later moved to become the HR business partner for Global Supply Chain – Inventory, Supplier Performance Management, Network Strategy Design and Transportation. She is respected as an experienced professional with demonstrated strength in design and delivery of core HR processes and strategy, training and development, performance management to include competency development, change management, organizational survey development and design, and leadership assessment and development. Dr. Miller brings a wealth of experience as a Human Resources Executive, consultant and corporate practitioner within the financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, safety and security, industrial supply and government industries. Her success in leading many project teams is largely due to her proven ability to engage and motivate both management and employees. She has spent a large part of her career cultivating company talent and identifying top talent for succession planning and mentoring programs.

In addition to her industry experience, Dr. Miller adds teaching and research to her credit having taught as a professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and involved in several panel discussions, research projects and papers focused on work-life balance, work-life integration and career development. Dr. Miller enables her business partners to constructively challenge and navigate their respective "organizational realities" to deliver maximum value. Ultimately, Dr. Miller works to develop close partnerships to successfully facilitate meaningful growth and change aligned with business goals and individual development. Dr. Miller graduated magna cum laude from Hampton University with a B.A. in Psychology. She earned her M.S. in Psychology from Old Dominion University. She continued and received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University concentrating her studies in organizational and personnel psychology.



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