b'L E A D E R S H I PMichael T. Miller, AIA PrincipalMichael Miller is the founder and ManagingPrincipal of Blackline Group. Michael hasover 30 years of experience in the design,construction and real estate developmentfields and has been responsible for thesuccessful design and delivery of morethan 300 hospitality projects worth over $2billion throughout North America.Prior to founding Blackline Group, Michaelwas Vice President of Architecture andDesign with Hyatt Hotels Corporation where he was responsible for projects at all ofHyatts 140+ full service North American hotels as well as oversight of CapExplanning across the chain. Before joining Hyatt, Michael was the CFO and COO ofLucien Lagrange Architects (LLA), a 75 person Chicago based architecture firm thatspecialized in hotel, high rise residential, retail, mixed use and adaptive reusemarkets. Prior to LLA Michael was a Designer, Project Architect and Project Managerin architectural practice at Grunsfeld and Associates Architects and Murphy/JahnArchitects, and he also rose to the position of Senior Project Manager for LittonIndustries, a Fortune 100 corporation where he was responsible for design,construction and outfitting of Litton owned buildings in the United States and Canada.Michael is a licensed architect registered in the State of Illinois. He earned a Bachelor ofScience degree in Architecture conferred with high honors and a Masters of Architectureand a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Michael has presented at Hospitality and Architecture/Construction Industryevents including the NYU Investment Conference and the Zweig White Hot FirmConference. Michael remains active in the academic community. He has lectured at theUniversity of Illinois and at Northwestern University, and sits on the Board of Overseers oftheIITCollegeofArchitecture.'