2019 Horizon Award – Gail Miller

Photo: Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

Gail Miller is the owner and chairman of the board of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Gail and her late husband, Larry, grew their business into one of the largest privately-owned companies in the United States.

Beginning with the purchase of Toyota of Murray (Utah) in 1979, the Larry H. Miller Group is now comprised of more than 80 businesses and properties operating in 46 states and employing more than 10,000 people.

Gail and Larry created a strong legacy of giving back to the communities in which they do business. They founded Larry H. Miller Charities, a nonprofit organization focused on health and education programs that support women and children’s issues. Gail also presides over the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, which supports religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational programs.

Gail has been recognized with many public honors including Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College, and an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Weber State University. She is the recipient of the Salt Lake Chamber’s highest award “A Giant in Our City,” as well as the internationally-recognized ATHENA Award.

In 2012, Gail married Kim Wilson, who is a senior attorney with one of Salt Lake City’s oldest law firms – Snow, Christensen and Martineau. Gail and Kim enjoy traveling, serving others and spending time with their large family. They make their home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Horizon Award

The Horizon Award is a special recognition from the Joint Leadership Commission of The Congressional Award Foundation and its Board of Directors. The Horizon Award is presented to individuals from the private sector who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life. These recipients have truly forged ahead, establishing noble horizons to which our youth can aspire.

Learn more about the Horizon Award here.