Connie Jo Miller,
Agency Principal Since 1987
Marketing maven, creative powerhouse and proud Kentuckian, Connie Jo Miller has been at the forefront of launching brands for such high profile entities as the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, devising promotional strategies for international manufacturers like Lexmark and forging strategic public-private partnerships between the business community and, for example, the Kentucky Horse Park and Fayette County Public Schools.
CJ cut her “ad teeth” on the family electronics business (Barney Miller’s) then founded the agency on “Black Monday” October 19, 1987 (did we mention optimism?).
A tenacious minority business owner who has weathered the storms of a volatile industry for 28 years, Connie believes her business savvy is genetic – her grandmother, Mrs. Barney Miller, was one of the first women to hold a full time job in Kentucky.
A powerhouse of energy and a resourceful out-of-the box thinker, Connie packs a powerful, persuasive punch. Clients appreciate her down-to-earth insight and honesty. Transparency is of the utmost importance to Connie Jo, an attribute attractive to the large number of public sector business relationships she has cultivated through the years. Every client, regardless of size, is treated with care and fairness – like the family business.
Connie is a proud third generation Lexingtonian. Her family’s business, Barney Miller’s, has been a Main Street fixture for 87 years. Connie and her husband, preservation architect Lynn Cravens, are passionately committed to the heritage and promotion of Lexington’s downtown. Both a visionary and a self-starter, Connie believes in making things happen. Before the days of the Downtown Lexington Corporation, Connie, on her own steam, convened a group of restaurants to promote Dining Downtown. She also united group retailers to support the Hot Sale, a citywide promotion she conceived to stimulate downtown business. A non-stop supporter of Lexington, Connie currently serves on the boards of such prestigious institutions as the Bluegrass Trust, the Headley-Whitney Museum, Spindletop Hall, LexArts, and Keep Lexington Beautiful.