MetroStar Appoints Former DOD CIO & CISO Essye Miller to sit on Board of Directors


MetroStar Appoints Former DOD CIO & CISO Essye Miller to sit on Board of Directors

Written By: Rachel Teter

Reston, VAMetroStar is pleased to announce the appointment of Essye B. Miller to its Board of Directors, effective Oct. 17, 2022. In this position, she will focus on fusing NextGen technology and advancing intelligence to help shape the organization’s cybersecurity innovation. 

Miller is a recognized leader in the industry with a 35-plus-year career supporting the federal government and has been at the forefront of shaping global security strategy, digital resilience, and technology infrastructure.

“We are pleased to name Essye to MetroStar’s Board of Directors,” said Ali Reza Manouchehri, MetroStar’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. “Our team is always looking to the future, and Essye’s breadth of experience, leadership, and Department of Defense expertise will further fuel our growth and elevate our leadership. We are proud to have Essye on board and look forward to working with her.”

Starting her career as an Information Specialist at Gunter Air Force Base, Miller has successfully served in leadership positions throughout the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. Additionally, she is the former Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Defense. Currently, she shares her expertise as a strategic Board Advisor to Fortune 500 industry leaders, including Dell, T-Mobile, Trellix, and Leidos. 

“I have tremendous admiration and respect for what Ali and the team have built over the years. It’s clear that MetroStar is committed to the national defense needs of the future,” said Miller. “I’m looking forward to sharing my experience and knowledge with this team to further guide their passion and continued success.”

Miller is passionate about elevating spaces for others in the industry and uses her knowledge and experience to inspire the next generation of leaders. She has spoken at various conferences, published in multiple magazines, and is a regular guest lecturer at Trinity University. 

Well-connected within the cybersecurity and defense communities, Miller's expertise in cybersecurity will guide MetroStar in aiding agencies as they defend the Nation’s security posture in globally, ever-shifting digital spaces. 

About MetroStar

MetroStar is a digital services and solutions provider with a rich, two-decade legacy of building the best and brightest teams. As we navigate a new era of technology, our mission is to serve and transform how people, bureaucracies, and tech enthusiasts connect in the digital age. Everything we touch begins and ends with people—the civil servants, service members, farmers, and immigrants (to name a few)—and our tools empower faster solutions worldwide, supporting dozens of federal agencies, hundreds of thousands of users, and millions of Americans.