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Salute to Service Award

Teresa Miller

Teresa Miller (Director, Financial Planning & Analysis – Club Staff)

Teresa Miller, director for financial planning and analysis, represents the Cardinals' commitment to the military and veteran communities, in part by being a woman veteran of the U.S. Army who served in a war zone. She spent 10 months in Kuwait and Iraq as a truck driver, where Teresa was exposed to danger every day. She grew accustomed to sleeping on cots in tents with no air conditioning with 40 other soldiers or sleeping on top of a fuel truck under the stars when out on missions. For most of Teresa's tour, she had to hand wash clothes in buckets and shower in tents using water stored in bags under the hot desert sun all day and as a restroom she had to either dig holes or sit on modified 5-gallon fuel cans. Below is how she supports the military today ensuring our Nation's heroes know they are loved and respected during their transition into civilian life. She coordinates game day experiences for veterans from MANA House in Phoenix (transitional housing/programs), writes letters, attends events, volunteers at events to raise money in support of veterans and veteran initiatives (specifically with Wounded Warrior Project Softball Team through Veterans Medical Leadership Council; MANA House & Bernie's Place through Catholic Charities). Teresa serves on the board of The Crossroads, Inc. (2018 to present) which serves anyone seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.