Dennis Miller, a technology venture capitalist and entertainment industry executive, has joined the board of directors of Santa Monica-based social service agency OPCC.
The nonprofit organization works to empower men, women, and children to rebuild meaningful lives of self-sufficiency through a continuum of care and assistance.
The addition of Miller, currently a digital media advisor to Lionsgate Entertainment Corp., increases the number of OPCC directors to 20 and further diversifies the board’s non-profit management, fundraising, and oversight experience, OPCC officials said.
“With his successful track record in the media, entertainment, and technology domains, and extensive corporate and non-profit governance experience, Dennis adds another exciting and sophisticated dimension to the OPCC board’s collective fiscal and fundraising expertise,” said Sarah Jessup, chair of the board of OPCC.
“Furthermore, his proven ability to carefully shepherd the growth of both early-stage and mature organizations is an ideal fit for OPCC as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and seeks new avenues to expand its services and facilities footprint over time.”
Miller currently oversees the growth and development of Lionsgate’s multiple digital entertainment initiatives. From 2005 to 2011, he was a general partner at Spark Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm that funds early-stage companies working in media and technology. From 1998 to 2000, Miller served as executive vice president of Lionsgate Entertainment.
“I am honored to join the board of directors of such a prestigious organization which deals with some of the most pervasive social challenges in our city,” said Miller. “OPCC is committed to delivering valuable services, in the most efficient and compassionate manner possible, that move people off the streets, appropriately assist them, and lead them on the way back to lives of dignity and independence.”