to be honored after nationwide search
Oakland, CA -- Portland Trail Blazers President Larry Miller has been named the country's Most Playful CEO in a nationwide search for inventive leaders who incorporate play and innovation into the work environment to encourage collaboration and teamwork.
The award is sponsored by Playworks
, a national nonprofit organization that supports learning and a positive school climate by providing healthy, inclusive play and physical activity.
Miller joined the Trail Blazers in 2007, moving to the organization after 10 years at Nike, where he was responsible for the company's global basketball business.
According to the nomination, since becoming president of the Portland Trail Blazers
has started new traditions for the company to help bring levity to the workplace with an emphasis on balancing work and life.
stood out in his
success at changing the culture in the workplace to recognize that his
business can be about both sport and play.
Miller and runners-up for the Most Playful CEO will be recognized at the Playworks' Second Annual Get in the Game gala dinner May 22 in San Francisco hosted by San Francisco 49er Chief Operating Officer Andy Dolich.