Episode Summary: Tom Miller
Tom Miller turned down Penn’s prestigious Wharton School of Business to join his high school girlfriend at the University of Michigan. His father objected, but he’s been married to Bonnie for 52 years, and has a record-tying five degrees from U-M, including an honorary diploma for giving a graduation speech in 2003. He entered foreign service on a lark, and ended up being named the U.S. Ambassador to Greece over major donors – right after 9/11, and right before the 2004 Athens Olympics. Some lessons: Lead from the front, not the back; When things go wrong, be the first to start cleaning up the mess; Gather your team at a round table, not a rectangular one.