Beth Miller Thiel

Director

Beth’s writing credits include a Grammy Award acceptance speech, for a friend. He won. As a consultant, she always helps her clients strike the right note.

In the age of social media, Beth Miller Thiel believes that companies need good writing more than ever – in part because it’s relatively rare. “The most successful people and organizations articulate what they believe succinctly and clearly, then follow through,” she said. “I love to help leaders find those words and ways to connect with their teams, customers and communities.”

A former journalist, Beth has served in senior corporate communication roles across Silicon Valley for more than 20 years, applying deep expertise in employee engagement, internal communication, digital marketing and public relations.

She joined the ROI Communication team in 2018 from Plex Systems, where she served as Senior Director of Corporate Communications. Prior to her tenure at Plex, Beth held a succession of senior communication roles at Polycom, Sybase, Oracle, PeopleSoft and AMD – managing communication strategy, change communication, employee engagement, social enterprise networks, crisis communication, M&A communication, events and other communication functions.

Beth began her career as an editor at the Paradise Post, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and later worked as a reporter and columnist at the Tri-Valley Herald and Valley Times in Pleasanton, California. This early experience in journalism shaped her approach to corporate communication. “Unless you’re telling a concise, accurate and compelling story, you’re going to lose your audience,” she said. “That’s especially true in today’s environment of information overload.”

Beth earned a BA in Information and Communication Studies from California State University at Chico. She lives in Pleasanton with her son and cat. When she’s not advising clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, watching and playing sports, reading, and reveling in the Bay Area’s rich live-music scene.