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McLaren Oakland marketer Miller named 2017 Waterford Business Person of the Year

Published on Thursday, April 20, 2017

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—For her work toward the betterment of Waterford Township and its residents, Kristina Miller, McLaren Oakland marketing development specialist, has been recognized as the 2017 Waterford Business Person of the Year. Organized by the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce, Miller will receive her award at the 23rd Annual Waterford Business Recognition Breakfast on May 5.

Kristina Miller
“This was a complete surprise, but definitely appreciated and I’m really honored,” Miller said. “Working with the Waterford Chamber is one of my favorite aspects about my job and will continue to be. Everything we’ve been able to achieve for the area is worth the work and more.”

Miller has been an active member of the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. She is currently the treasurer of the chamber, in her second year as an executive board member.

In addition to her dedication to the Chamber, she has assisted in the advancement of other organizations within the Waterford community: co-chair of the marketing and PR committee for the Waterford Parks and Rec millage, co-chair for two Waterford School District Bond campaigns and a 3-year member of the board of directors for the Waterford Foundation for Public Education.

In a letter to Miller, informing her of the award, Waterford Township supervisor Gary Wall acknowledged her “contributions to the Township and its residents … go above and beyond business as usual” and that her “dedication is greatly appreciated and indicated a great pride in the community.”

Nominations are received and reviewed by a committee, awarding the Business Person of the Year recognition to the individual who “contributes their time and expertise to promote and support both the business community and philosophy of the greater Waterford area, with emphasis on making Waterford a better place to live, work and play.”

About McLaren Oakland
McLaren Oakland is a 328-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown to a comprehensive medical community that includes outpatient facilities in Clarkston and Oxford, as well as an inpatient hospital providing a range of clinical services including emergency and trauma care, cardiology, cancer services, minimally invasive robotic surgery and orthopedic services. With a network of more than 300 physicians, McLaren Oakland owns a network of employed physician offices throughout Oakland County and a nursing home in Lake Orion. McLaren Oakland is a verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center. To learn more, visit

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care Corporation, headquartered in Flint, MI, is a fully integrated health network, committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering over 250,000 lives, home health care and hospice, durable medical equipment, retail pharmacy services, and a wholly-owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates the state’s largest network of cancer centers and providers anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute - one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in the state. McLaren has 22,000 employees and more than 37,500 individual providers in its state-wide provider network. Learn more at