NEW YORK, NY.- Christies
announces the appointment of Deidrea Miller as Head of Communications for Christies Americas, based in New York.
Deidrea will oversee strategic communications for Christies Americas as a member of Christies Americas Executive Committee. Deidrea will report to Bonnie Brennan, President of Christies Americas and Natasha Le Bel, Global Head of Communications.
Deidrea brings to Christies 15 years of experience providing strategic counsel and issues management to leaders in the arts and culture, energy, higher education, and public sectors.
Previously she was a Director with Brunswick Arts in New York, where she advised cultural organizations, art institutions, and luxury brands. Her client experience included the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and its museums in New York and Abu Dhabi, and The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Deidrea crafted integrated communications strategies that enabled clients to elevate their storytelling and respond to major events.
Before joining Brunswick Arts, Deidrea was Deputy Communications Director to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. She oversaw external relations for 24 city agencies, including Cultural Affairs, Economic Development, and Media and Entertainment. At the Mayor's Office, Deidrea also advised the Mayor on constructing monuments for women, minorities, and LGBTQ icons and the removal of controversial statues. In 2020, Deidrea led the COVID-19 communications strategy for the City's cultural sector.
Deidrea was raised in Alabama and earned her BA in history from the University of Michigan and her MA in marketing from the University of Melbourne in Australia. She serves on the boards of Scenic Hudson and Socrates Sculpture Park and has previously served on the boards of The Shed and the University of Melbourne. Deidrea lives with her partner and daughter in Brooklyn.
"From an early age, I felt a deep appreciation for art and a passion for understanding its history and have always looked to Christie's as a leader in the arts field," said Deidrea. "I'm incredibly excited to join Christie's under the leadership of Bonnie and Guillaume as the business is seeking to communicate its sales and heritage in a more accessible way."