David W. Miles
1415 28th Street, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266
David Miles has long been an advocate for higher education. In August 2011 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (“AGB”), the country’s premiere authority on higher-education governance. He has served as chair of the AGB Council of Board Chairs since November 2010.
In May 2007 Mr. Miles was appointed to a six-year term on the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, the governing board for Iowa’s Public Universities and Special Schools. He served initially as president pro tempore until December 2007 and then as the sixteenth president of the Board from December 2007 to July 2011.
Prior to his appointment to the Board of Regents, he served eleven years on the Drake University Board of Trustees, including three years as chair.
A financial adviser, entrepreneur and investor for more than twenty-five years, David Miles is the principal owner and Chief Executive Officer of Miles Capital, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm based in West Des Moines, Iowa, with $3.6 billion in client assets under management. Founded in 1982, Miles Capital manages fixed income and equity portfolios for institutional and individual investors.
Mr. Miles received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Masters of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and his B.A. from Drake University. He has extensive nonprofit board experience including service as past chair of the Arthritis Foundation, Iowa Chapter, and of the Leadership Iowa Board of Governors. He presently serves on the board of directors of Northwest Financial Corporation.
Regent Miles' term on the Board expires April 30, 2013.