Jim Miller helped set S&T Bank on a path of growth that continues to this day. Under his leadership, first as president and chief operating officer and later as its CEO, the Indiana-based bank quadrupled its total assets to $4.4 billion. He also served as chairman of the board from 2004 to 2013 and continues to serve as a board director.
During his tenure, Miller played a leadership role in a number of acquisitions, and he oversaw the transition to S&T’s new headquarters in downtown Indiana in 2005. This type of steadfast growth led to S&T achieving the number 2 spot on the Bank Director Magazine list of the Top Performing Banks in 2005. His leadership also helped achieve a number of other accolades for S&T, including being listed among the Top 50 of the “100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.”
Miller began his banking career in 1971 as marketing manager for the Brookville Bank and Trust Company, which was acquired by S&T Bank in 1983. He was appointed president and chief operating officer in 1993 and promoted to chief executive officer in 1998, serving in that capacity until his retirement in 2008.
Heavily invested in the community, Miller held leadership positions with a host of local organizations over the years, including chairman of the Indiana Hospital Board of Directors and Indiana Healthcare Foundation; campaign manager, director and president of the Indiana County United Way; president of the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Community Development Corporation; president of the Foundation for IUP; director of the Alice Paul House; and president of Downtown Indiana. He has received various recognitions and awards for his community involvement, including the Penns Woods Council of the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award and the IUP President’s Medal of Distinction.
A native of Brookville, Miller attended Brookville High School and graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA in 1968 and 1971, respectively. Upon graduation in 1968, he was commissioned into the Army as a Field Artillery Officer. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970 where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Vietnam Gallantry Cross.
Jim and wife Nancy Shannon were married in 1971 and are the parents of five children and four grandchildren.