Knox Native Named Kentucky Colonel
(Pictured: Chad Miller and his wife Jennifer delivering toys to Norton Children’s Hospital)
Miller, who now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, was recently nominated to become a Kentucky Colonel by Gail Russell, Acting Secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Cindy Stinnett, Executive Director of the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission (KBWC).
“While I was on the (KBWC) commission, we were able to do a lot of different charity work, including the Help for Houston, The Old 96’er Steak Eating Challenge for the Kids Cancer Alliance, and TKO Parkinsons,” Miller told exploreClarion.com.
That kind of dedication to helping others is exactly what the Kentucky Colonels is all about.
The Kentucky Colonels is a voluntary philanthropic organization, and a commission of Kentucky Colonel, which begins with a nomination that must be approved by the state governor, is a recognition of an individual’s noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to our community, state, and nation.
A commissioned Colonel is a Kentucky Colonel for life. Kentucky Colonels are unwavering in devotion to faith, family, commonwealth, and country; passionate about being compassionate; and proud leaders who are gentle but strong in will and commitment.
Considering his involvement with various charities, one may wonder how Miller finds the time to run his businesses.
He owns a Medical Device Distributorship, a seller of hardware that is used for orthopedic and spine procedures, and is a partner in another business called Peak Neuromonitoring Associates of Kentucky, a company that focuses on intra-operative Neuromonitoring for spine, brain, and cardiothoracic surgeries.
Miller is also a founder and partner of Personal Fitness and Rehabilitation, a company that focuses on integrated medicine and sports performance training and he’s the co-founder of Gladiator Sports Network, which is the parent company for Ohio Valley Wrestling, Top Knotch Boxing, and The Al Snow Wrestling Academy. Altogether, his businesses employ about 30 people.
Aside from his business ventures, Miller also served as Chairman of the KBWC, where he oversaw all Professional Combat Sports in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Earlier this year, Miller left the KBWC to partner in the creation of the Gladiator Sports Network and the development of the Al Snow Wrestling Academy and School for Sports Entertainment (ASWASSE). Students of ASWASSE can receive a degree in Professional Wrestling and Sports Entertainment, which is the first of its kind anywhere in the United States.
Miller is a 1997 graduate of Keystone High School. At Keystone, he was active in baseball and 4-H. He went on to Slippery Rock University, and then Marshall University for his graduate degree.
He lives in Louisville with his wife Jennifer, where they enjoy spending their free time working out, attending sporting events, and being involved in various community charity events and organizations.
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