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Andrew Miller, Chief Operating Officer (Minnesota Vikings)

Andrew Miller, Chief Operating Officer (Minnesota Vikings)

Andrew Miller is entering his fifth season as Chief Operating Officer of the Minnesota Vikings in 2023 after being named to the position on August 12, 2019. In his role as COO, Miller works alongside Vikings ownership and executive leadership in developing the organization's vision and the strategy for all business departments.  

Following the 2021 season, Miller played a key role as a member of the interview committee in the search for new football leadership, an extensive process that ultimately led to the hiring of General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Head Coach Kevin O'Connell. The expansive search included virtual and in-person interviews with numerous candidates and significant background research before ownership and the interview committee landed on Adofo-Mensah, who was officially announced as general manager on January 26, 2022. Miller subsequently worked continued to work closely on the hiring process that led to the selection of O'Connell, who was named head coach on February 16, 2022.  

In addition to participating in significant hires, Miller also implemented a return-to-work plan during the 2022 offseason that resulted in all front office staff moving back into Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center on April 11, 2022. The move brought closure to what had been more than two years of protocols that kept the vast majority of Business Operations staff working remotely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  

In 2021, Miller helped guide the Vikings in welcoming fans back to U.S. Bank Stadium following a 2020 season that saw empty or near-empty venues across the country. The 2021 Vikings regular season opener marked the first time in more than 630 days the team had hosted fans for a regular season game, and the Vikings treated the return as a grand reopening of U.S. Bank Stadium, complete with a kickoff concert and new pre-game introduction show. Throughout 2021, Miller also collaborated with the State of Minnesota to host multiple COVID-19 vaccination clinics both at TCO Performance Center and at U.S. Bank Stadium prior to Vikings games, leading to more than 25,000 Minnesotans receiving vaccinations at these clinics.  

In 2020, Miller was responsible for guiding the Vikings front office through the coronavirus pandemic following the office closure on March 13. Under his leadership, the Vikings formed both an Internal COVID-19 Committee and an Incident Management Team to direct safety protocols at TCO Performance Center and U.S. Bank Stadium during the 2020 season, as well as to plan for the safe office return for all staff members in 2021. Despite the challenges of working remotely, Miller kept employees focused on using the team's platform to positively impact the community via COVID-19 relief efforts and providing a best-in-class fan experience through virtual events. Miller also served as co-chair for the Minnesota Safe Sports Venues Task Force, consisting of executives from the Minnesota professional sports organizations and the University of Minnesota with a mission of bringing fans safely back into stadiums, arenas and ballparks.  

Following the 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Miller led the Vikings response, engaging the team's leadership, players, diversity and inclusion council, staff, and alumni to open internal dialogue and determine the best way to use the organization's platform to influence positive change in the community. He has emphasized the Vikings commitment to eliminating racism, influencing positive reform of law enforcement, promoting racial and social equity through education and food security and building an internal culture that champions diversity and inclusion. 

Miller previously served as the Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Toronto Blue Jays from May 2016 to September 2019. In Toronto, Miller was responsible for managing all business operations of the club and Rogers Centre, with a focus on understanding and enhancing the fan experience. He worked closely with the other members of the executive leadership team on organizational strategy and championed the implementation of new business departments concentrated on fan engagement, fan services, strategy and analytics. Miller also oversaw the improvement of business-related systems and processes. He led initiatives in Toronto focused on creating a positive impact by growing the sport of baseball across Canada. Miller also led extensive work on facility renovations and capital improvements for Rogers Centre and the Blue Jays spring training facility upgrades with previous experience doing the same at the Cleveland Guardians. 

Prior to joining the Blue Jays, Miller spent 10 seasons with the Cleveland Guardians, with the final four as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Business Analytics. He first joined the organization in 2006, serving as Baseball Operations Assistant for the 2007 season and Assistant Director of Baseball Operations for the 2008 and 2009 seasons before being promoted to assist Mark Shapiro during his transition to team President from 2010-12. Miller's highlights during his time in Cleveland include playing a lead role in the development, construction and operations of the club's Goodyear Player Development Complex in Arizona and the renovation of Progressive Field.  

Before entering professional sports, Miller spent nearly seven years working in the investment banking and venture capital industries and earned a JD-MBA at Northwestern University in 2007. He graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997 where he also spent four years as a left-handed pitcher for the Golden Bears baseball team. 

Miller serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Business Partnership, Minneapolis Downtown Council, the Minnesota Vikings Foundation and Teach for America Twin Cities. He also participates in CEOs Against Cancer. Miller and his wife, Jill, are the parents of Alana, Evan and Adley.