LGI Homes, Inc. (Nasdaq:LGIH), The Woodlands, Texas on Thursday announced that its board of directors increased the size of the board from six directors to seven directors on January 1, 2019 and appointed Laura M. Miller, SVP and Global Chief Information Officer, IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), as a new independent director to serve until LGI’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders.

Laura Miller, LGI Homes director.
Laura Miller, LGI Homes director.

“We are pleased to welcome Laura, as a new independent director to LGI’s board,” said Eric Lipar, chairman and CEO of LGI Homes. “She joins LGI at an exciting time as we continue to grow our business on our path to becoming a top-5 home builder. The addition of Laura to our board complements our directors’ skills and experience and we are confident she will provide valuable perspective.”

As IHG’s SVP and Global Chief Information Officer, Miller’s responsibilities include the strategy, delivery, operations and security of technology solutions for more than 5,500 hotels and corporate offices around the globe. Ms. Miller has been a member of the IHG senior management team since August 2013 and has held the role of SVP and Global Chief Information Officer since December 2017.

She was previously SVP at First Data Corporation (FDC), a highly regulated global payments processing leader that serves more than six million merchant locations, thousands of card issuers and millions of consumers. In addition, she has served in various senior leadership capacities at TD Ameritrade, The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, Maryland, and British Aerospace, PLC.

Miller holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science Management from the University of Maryland.