In this episode of “Humble Beginnings,” we chat with Shannon Miller, an executive vice president and president of the global divergent solutions business at Jacobs, about her upbringing in a small town in western Colorado and how her surroundings and father’s geologist career influenced her. Eventually, Miller made her way to the Colorado School of Mines, found a love for chemistry and thermal dynamics (as well as other extracurriculars that rounded out her college experience) and landed at Jacobs right after college at the local Coors Factory.
Jacobs ⏤ and Miller’s own curiosities and willingness to take on new challenges and roles ⏤ took her around the country and world for various assignments. She led businesses in Canada and Australia; sought lateral career moves for the sake of experience; landed in departments she had no prior experience in; and said yes to opportunities that would enhance her career. Tune in to hear how Miller navigated a male-dominated field and what ultimately led her to Dallas.