Meet the Administrator
Steven D. Miles
I began as the Administrator for the Opportunity Center in September 2012 after working for the Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America for four years as a District Executive for the Cheaha and Choccolocco Districts. My background is in marketing, having received my B.S. from Jacksonville State University. Since that time in 2001, I have had a great career as a Director of Marketing for SEME Resources in Birmingham, an Emergency Planner for the Talladega County Emergency Management Agency, an Operations Manager for PPG Talladega, and the aforementioned District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, Greater Alabama Council.
While I enjoyed serving the youth of the local area, the Opportunity Center offered me a better chance to make a difference in other's lives by putting me in touch with something with which I was very familiar, mental disability. Having grown up with a brother who was mentally challenged, I was very much aware of how much a program such as the Opportunity Center could mean to someone whom others had written off. My brother, having gone through a program very similar to the one found at the OC, was given a chance to prove that he could work just as well as someone who was not mentally disabled. My brother, after working for over 8 years at his first job, later found a home at Honda Manufacturing working on the assembly line; a place where he has been happily working now for over10 years. This is the type of success story that I wish to bring to the Opportunity Center. I want to give this kind of hope to the clients that are served by the center and the local businesses that support our mission.
I am a very active runner, competing in trail and road races of varying distances. Trail running is where I feel most alive, spending time in the woods, observing nature, running distances that most people could never dream of. I am also a member of the Anniston Noon Rotary Club.
Myself, my wife, and my two kids are very happy to call the Opportunity Center our home and we look forward to great things here where the mission matters.
Steven D. Miles
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