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10th Annual Entrepreneur Lecture Series

Patricia Miller

Patricia Miller has been co-president and co-founder of Vera Bradley Designs since 1982.  The company, which designs and manufactures cotton quilted handbags, travel bags and accessories, quickly grew into an internationally recognized brand.

Miller took a leave of absence in 2005 to serve as Indiana’s first Secretary of Commerce and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.  She returned to Vera Bradley in 2006.

She currently serves on the board of Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and Northeast Indiana Corporate Council.