Sunny Miller was a founder of the firm and an emeritus member of the Investment Committee. He was in the investment business for over thirty years. Prior to FM&W’s founding in 1996, Captain Miller spent 12 years with Alex. Brown & Sons. Before joining Alex Brown in 1984, Captain Miller was a senior vice president with Johnston & Lemon. He began his career in finance with Mackall & Coe where he served as a partner. An alumnus of the University of Virginia, Captain Miller served as a fighter pilot in both World War II and Korea, and he spent 25 years as a naval aviator, ultimately retiring with the rank of Captain.
Captain Miller was the former chairman of the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation; a former president of the Kiwanis Club of Washington and a member of the Kiwanis Foundation. He was a former governor and Finance Committee member of the Chevy Chase Club. Captain Miller was also a member of the Finance Committee and chairman of the Investment Committee at St. Alban's Parish. He had six children and six grandchildren.