Thomas R. Miller, executive vice president of marketing at City National Corporation, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Otis College of Art and Design in Westchester.

“Thom Miller is a richly experienced executive who embraces creativity and believes that art and design education matters,” said Samuel Hoi, president of Otis College. “His strategic mind and expertise in marketing and communications will help Otis advance its services. We wholeheartedly welcome Thom to this leadership position at the college.”

During more than 30 years in marketing and advertising, Miller has helped market some premier brands for companies like Ford Motor Company, Proctor & Gamble, Mattel, RJR Nabisco, The Pillsbury Company, Sunkist and Universal Studios. His extensive experience ranges from product branding and strategic development to national political marketing and executive-level corporate management.

Prior to joining City National Bank, Miller was executive vice president and general manager of the Los Angeles office of Foot, Cone & Belding Worldwide. He also served as chairman of the New York Council of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Miller earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State University. He is president of the Los Angeles Conservancy board of directors, and also serves on the boards of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Parks Foundation.