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Gerald Hector talks with Ransom Miller, III this week on It's Easy Son
Updated: Oct 26, 2022
Ransom Miller, III is the founder and chairman of Project GiveBack, a community service organization based in Washington DC. Project GiveBack’s primary program is The Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution which has provided over 23,000 grocery baskets since 1995. Other programs coordinated by Project GiveBack include: The Children's Book + Toy Drive, which provides books and toys for children; The Computer Sponsor Program, which has assisted schools and community organizations in the acquisition of Computers; The Annual Back 2 School Supply and Backpack Drive, which provides grade appropriate supplies to at risk children; The Support Effort which provides food and supplies to those dealing with homelessness; and the Children’s Easter Celebration, which provides a provides a safe and fun activity for local children. The target demographic for all programming is low income, underprivileged families with a specific focus on children.
In other community service efforts, Ransom impacts his hometown community of Oklahoma City through a partnership with Bethlehem Star Baptist Church via The Ransom Miller, III Scholarship Fund a college scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Since its inception, the scholarship fund has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships. Ransom has served in the deacon ministries at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Washington, DC and Refuge Baptist Assembly in Beltsville, Maryland. He an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Omega Chapter. Ransom also served on the board of directors for the Washington, DC Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants from 1996-2002.
Professionally, Ransom is a proven executive with over 29 years of professional services and industry experience. He is currently a Managing Director with Ernst & Young, a global consulting firm, leading client services in Finance and Business Transformation. Prior to his current role he held multiple leadership positions at Fannie Mae including Director of Finance Transformation, Director of REMIC and MBS Tax Reporting, Director of Procurement Operations as well as leading some of the company's largest strategic initiatives. Prior to his employment with Fannie Mae, Ransom served in the KPMG Structured Finance Group, matriculating from consultant to Director.
Ransom is a proud alumnus of Howard University where he excelled in academics and athletics being named to the Academic All-America Team, Golden Key National Honor Society, 1992 Sheridan All-American (Third Team) and All Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (First Team). Ransom resides in Washington, DC with his wife HarDisha and sons Ransom IV and Harrison.
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