Kyle D. Miller currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Silver Hill Energy Holdings LLC and Silver Hill Partners, LP, oil and gas investment and operating partnerships based in Dallas. He founded the Silver Hill franchise in 2011 and throughout the last decade led Silver Hill I and II through the successful acquisition, development and disposition of multiple large-scale oil and gas assets. In addition to his leadership roles, Miller also created, managed and sold several midstream and minerals joint ventures that supported the company’s core operating businesses.
Prior to Silver Hill, Miller was a principal and senior vice president of Energy Trust Partners in Dallas, where he led the firm’s business development efforts and assisted in the management and oversight of the firm’s upstream private equity funds. Before Energy Trust, Miller was a vice president at Energy Spectrum Advisors in Dallas, and he began his career with Wells Fargo Bank and Wells Fargo Energy Advisors in Houston, Texas.
Miller received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from SMU in 2001. Miller is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus award from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at SMU. He is also an active volunteer and currently serves on the Cox School of Business Executive Board, as well as the boards of Goodwill Industries of Dallas Inc. and the Children’s Medical Center Foundation.
Katy A. Miller was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where she currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the College of Arts and Science. Katy Miller is an active community volunteer in Dallas and also serves on the Children’s Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors and Executive Committee and the Senior Source Board of Directors and is an active volunteer with Goodwill Industries of Dallas. Katy Miller formerly worked at Bank of Texas prior to the birth of her three children, currently ages 10, 8 and 5.
“Kyle and Katy’s passion for SMU and dedication to the Cox School have inspired other young philanthropic Mustangs to give back to the University,” said Brad E. Cheves, SMU vice president for Development and External Affairs. “We are grateful to Kyle and Katy for this wonderful new place that promises to enrich the lives of our students and faculty.”
This gift is part of SMU’s multiyear, $1.5 billion campaign for impact, SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow. As a premier private university, SMU exists to shape future leaders who transform communities and organizations through ingenuity and thoughtful problem-solving. Building on our history of excellence, we launched SMU Ignited to attract and support outstanding students and faculty, to explore new fields and cutting-edge technologies, and to positively impact Dallas and the world beyond.