Stephen “Steve” Miller is the president of Miller Sports Properties which includes the NBA Utah Jazz; MiLB Triple-A Salt Lake Bees; the world-renowned Miller Motorsports Park; EnergySolutions Arena, which seats more than 19,000; the Tour of Utah professional cycling race; independent television station KJZZ; sports radio station 1280 The Zone; and All-Star Catering.
Miller has been working for the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies for 22 years in various positions, including general manager of Larry H. Miller Fleet Lease, general manager of Larry H. Miller Subaru, director of New & Used Car Operations and as president of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.
The Tour of Utah pro cycling race features 16 of the world’s highest-ranking professional cycling teams. Dubbed “America’s Toughest Stage Race™,” the week-long event covers more than 500 grueling miles and nearly 40,000 feet of climbing. Miller was president from 2009-2012.
Under his leadership, the Tour advanced from a USA Cycling-sanctioned national race to a Union Cycliste Inernational (UCI) 2.1 stage race, one of only four in the United States. Race spectators increased from 25,000 to 225,000; $12 – $14 million was generated for Utah economy and local communities; earned media jumped to approximately $8.5 million; national television coverage garnered more than eight million viewers in 22 markets; and the race was viewed live on the Tour Tracker through the Tour of Utah website in 123 countries.
From 2009-2011, Miller held dual titles of President for the Tour of Utah as well as Director of New and Used Car Operations for the automotive division of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, the title sponsor of the Tour of Utah. In this role, Miller oversaw new and used vehicle operations for 41 LHM dealerships located throughout Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington. Miller managed all vehicle inventories and was heavily involved in dealership operations including the company’s corporate training division. LHM Automotive is the 10th group in the country.
Miller is an active member of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies governing board and also sits on the board of the Utah Sports Commission and Utah High School Cycling League. The UHSCL is a program of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association—the national governing body for grades 9-12 largest privately-owned automotive interscholastic mountain biking.
An avid recreational cyclist and three-time finisher of LOTOJA (Logan to Jackson bike race), Miller enjoys his involvement with the Tour of Utah and the cycling community overall.
Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts in consumer studies and family economics from the University of Utah. He and his wife Jennifer have four children and live in Sandy, Utah.