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Office of Management & Finance

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

Phone: 503-823-5288

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1250, Portland, OR 97204

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Director Biography

                                               Fred Miller, CAO

Fred Miller, Interim CAOFred Miller is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Portland and the Director of the Office of Management and Finance (OMF). Fred comes to the City with decades of public and private sector executive and management level experience. As CAO, Miller reports directly to the Mayor and City Council.

Fred’s previous experiences include leadership positions under four Oregon governors from 1976 until 1992. He served as Director of the Oregon Executive Department – now the Department of Administrative Services, which is very similar in function to that of OMF. He also ran the state departments of Transportation and Energy.

Fred left state government in 1992 and joined Portland General Electric, where he eventually retired as an executive vice president.

Fred is a Portland native. He grew up in Southwest Portland and attended Wilson High School. He received his masters and doctoral degrees in economics from Michigan State University. He has also taught economics at Oregon State University. Miller enjoys traveling and is the father of four children, two of whom are in school.  His two older children work at Mercy Corps and Friends of Children.