W. Sheppard “Shep” Miller III is a native and lifelong resident of Norfolk. He received a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA from the College of William & Mary.
In 2017, he retired as Chairman upon his sale of KITCO Fiber Optics, a defense-contracting firm, twice named as one of Virginia’s “Fantastic 50” fastest growing companies.
He is a member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board, the Virginia House Ethics Advisory Council and the Board of Virginia Free. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College, Washington College, and the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Norfolk Board of TowneBank and is an Executive Board member of both the Greater Norfolk Corporation and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.
His past community activities include service as Chairman or President of the Norfolk Economic Development Authority, the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee, the Better Business Bureau of Greater Hampton Roads, the Peninsula United Way Campaign, Hampton Roads Ventures, and the Norfolk Rotary Club.