Reflection Riding Announces 2 New Staff Members

Monday, January 30, 2017
Susan Phillips
Susan Phillips

Susan Philips has been hired as the director of Marketing and Development. Ms. Philips previously served for several years as the director of Marketing and Communications at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens in Memphis.

Founded in 1976 by Hugo and Margaret Dixon, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a fine art museum and public garden distinguished by its diverse and innovative programs in the arts and horticulture. The Dixon features a permanent collection of over 2,000 objects, including French and American Impressionist paintings and significant holdings of German and English porcelain. The Dixon’s 17-acre campus is highly regarded public garden that includes formal spaces, woodland tracts, and cutting gardens. The Dixon is accredited by the American Association Museums and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and Botanical Gardens Conservation International.

"It is a great privilege to join the staff and Board of Reflection Riding, who envision the many expanded possibilities for this unique natural treasure to educate, entertain, and otherwise enrich the lives of residents and visitors of all ages with innovative and engaging experiences" said Ms. Philips.  

Also joining the staff at Reflection Riding is Dr. Lawrence G. Miller who will serve as executive assistant to the president. Dr. Miller had had a distinguished career in higher and adult education and has held senior leadership at several colleges and universities. Most recently, he was the executive director at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, a membership-based organization serving community colleges housed at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Miller began his career as a media producer and instructional technologist.  He holds a BA in Political Science from Humboldt State University, and MEd in Instructional Technology from the University of Arkansas, and a PhD in higher educational leadership and administration from the University of Texas.  

At RRANC, Dr. Miller will focus on development, including fundraising and grants. Additionally, he will assist with constituent relations, marketing, events, and social media.

Lawrence Miller
Lawrence Miller

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