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Panelist Bio


Ken A. Miller
ExxonMobil Plant Manager

Ken is the Engineering Services Manager for the ExxonMobil facilities in the Baton Rouge area and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Ken began his career at the Baton Rouge Chemical Plant in 1978 after receiving a B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. From 1978 to 1990, Ken held various positions in Engineering, Operations and Maintenance organizations at the Chemical Plant.

From 1991 to 1997, Ken managed several different companies supporting the refining/petrochemical industries. In late 1997 Ken rejoined ExxonMobil Chemical at the Baytown Olefins Plant as the Engineering Specialist Supervisor.

In January 2000, immediately following the merger, Ken relocated to Beaumont. In 2002 Ken was appointed Beaumont Chemicals Engineering Manager. In late 2005 Ken led the team responsible for synergizing engineering across the Beaumont complex and at the beginning of 2006 assumed the expanded role of Engineering Services Manager supporting Refining and Chemicals operations.

In 2008, Ken returned to Baytown in the Central Project Management Core organization as Area Interface Manager. This assignment was interrupted by an 8 month special assignment as Planning Manager for the reconstruction of the Beaumont Chemical Plant following Hurricane Ike.

In late 2010, Ken returned to Baton Rouge as the Engineering Services Manager. In this role, he supports the four Chemical/Refinery facilities (BRRF, BRCP, BRPO, BRPP).

Ken was born and grew up in South Louisiana. He and his wife Judy have 4 children. Ken is an avid golfer. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Education’s Next Horizon and the Foundation for the EBRSS.

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     02/17 - Black & the Blue

What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve?
Last year’s shooting of an African-American male in Baton Rouge by two white police officers re-ignited a national debate on how law enforcement interacts with minority communities. Nationwide demonstrations were ultimately marred by the targeted ambush of 12 white officers in Dallas and the killing of three members of law enforcement in Baton Rouge. What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve? How can Louisiana’s Capital City productively move beyond these events? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on a special town hall edition, “Black & the Blue” Wednesday, February 22 at 7pm; Sunday, February 26 at 1pm and Tuesday, February 28 at 10pm after the State of the Union address on LPB HD. In New Orleans on WLAE, Wednesday, February 22 at 7 PM. (Recorded Monday, February 20)

Our panelists will be:
• Fr. Rick Andrus, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Together BR
• Darrell Basco, state president of Fraternal Order of Police
• Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President of Baton Rouge
• Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge; Public Safety Task Force
• Stephanie Riegel; Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Reverend Raymond Jetson, pastor of Star Hill Church host the program. Robyn Merrick with the Southern University System and Bob Mann with LSU’s Manship School will moderate the discussion.
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