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Dawson President Jeff Miller Honored with 'Forty Under 40' Award


Jeff MillerDawson is proud to announce its President, Jeff Miller, has been named one of Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40, an honor recognizing up-and-coming professionals and community leaders in Columbus.

Miller was selected for the honor from more than 240 applicants.  The 40 honorees – all under the age of 40 – are judged on their career achievements and community service involvement.

Among business achievements in his seven years at Dawson, Miller has developed a leadership team, where managers are encouraged to foster an entrepreneurial spirit within their departments.  In his tenure as President, Dawson has become Central Ohio’s most award-winning employment agency, including Columbus Business First’s “Fast 50” award, recognizing the fastest growing businesses in the metro; and numerous awards in multiple categories of Columbus CEO magazine’s “Best of Business” and “Top Workplaces.”

Outside of the office, Miller’s community involvement runs deep, including time spent as a volunteer, mentor, and coach for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Gahanna YMCA, Buckeye Ranch, and United Way.  In addition to his personal volunteer commitments, Miller has been instrumental in creating multiple community and volunteer initiatives within Dawson, as well as a strong partnership with Cristo Rey Catholic High School, which offers on-the-job experience to less fortunate youth.

In a letter nominating Miller for the award, Dawson Owner David DeCapua said:

"Since hiring Jeff, our company has had double-digit growth every year, as well as record profits. These are remarkable accomplishments and Jeff rightly deserves all the accolades that come with such lofty achievements. In recognition of his efforts, we promoted Jeff to President. Each day he continues to grow our company and groom future talent. In my twenty years of owning this business, I’ve never seen employees so loyal to their leader and eager to make Dawson a better company."

Miller – along with the 39 other honorees – will be recognized at the Forty Under 40 awards celebration May 29 at Hollywood Casino.