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Lexington, KY





"It is a rare individual that can combine intense, substantive legal and policy experience with a broad understanding of the interpersonal dynamics and deep personal relationships that make our system of government prosper. Jonathan Miller is not only so uniquely gifted, but more importantly a good friend and trusted advisor." 

– Michael Steele, former Republican National Chairman and Lt. Governor of Maryland

Jonathan S. Miller


“After serving nearly two decades in the heart of the political arena, I’ve seen how government can both serve as a powerful agent for the common good as well as a paralyzing and polarizing force to stifle progress and growth. My new mission is to serve as a bridge between the public and private sector and help shepherd my clients through the labyrinthine maze that is the intersection of law, public policy, politics and public relations.”


Jonathan Miller, a nationally-celebrated government relations professional, leads CivicPoint’s federal advocacy practice and has emerged as one of the country’s leading advocates and attorneys for the global hemp industry.

There are few individuals who have been more influential in the development of the U.S. hemp industry. Upon helping found the U.S. Hemp Roundtable (and its sister organization, the U.S. Hemp Authority), Jonathan has served as the industry’s leading advocate for Hemp and CBD legislation on the ground in Congress and in dozens of state legislatures. A recovering politician (the Democrat was elected twice as Kentucky’s State Treasurer), Jonathan has worked across the aisle with leading hemp champions such as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on critical legislation, including the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills. Now he spends his time working with Congress, the White House, the USDA, FDA and DEA to promote policies that advance the industry. In acknowledgment of his accomplishments, the National Law Journal named Jonathan to its inaugural class of “Trailblazers” among government relations professionals and Politico labeled him a “Power Player” on hemp issues on Capitol Hill.

Prior to joining CivicPoint, Miller spent nearly two decades in public service, where he held numerous senior positions in state and federal government, including two terms as Kentucky’s State Treasurer, in addition to serving as Kentucky’s Secretary of Finance and Administration, Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Energy, and Legislative Director for Congressman Jim Cooper.



  • Two-term elected Kentucky State Treasurer and Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet under Governor Steve Beshear

  • Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Energy under President Clinton; Legislative Director, U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper; long-time aide to Vice President Al Gore

  • Chairman, Kentucky Democratic Party; Co-Founder of No Labels, national grassroots movement dedicated to bipartisan problem-solving

  • Contributor, The Daily Beast; Founder, The Recovering Politician blog; Author of three books on faith, public policy and crisis management

  • Frequent guest on national media circuit, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS This Morning, Dateline NBC, NPR and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

  • CEO, The Recovering Politician's Second Act Strategies, crisis management simulations for corporate and organizational audiences

  • B.A., Government, Harvard University, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, magna cum laude


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