For 20 years, MDG has been the go-to governmental affairs firm in Alabama for clients who want results. 


Miller Development Group was formed in 1993 and is a comprehensive governmental affairs firm that advises and represents clients with interests ranging from real estate and economic development to health care and budgetary matters. 

Deborah and Jeff Miller are aggressive advocates who explore all legitimate avenues to meet their clients' needs. News accounts of lobbying firms in Alabama consistently list MDG as one of the "most influential lobbying firms" in the state. The firm represents more than 20 clients with a broad range of legislative, governmental affairs, and public relations needs.


Since 1993, MDG has been aggressively advocating for clients at all levels of government.

  • Issue advocacy at the local, state, and national level

  • Helping clients navigate the regulatory process from start to finish

  • Promoting economic development opportunities for municipalities and organizations

  • Planning and coordinating events

  • Drafting legislation

  • Advising on political campaigns and contributions

  • Managing crises

  • Consulting on public relations strategies



More than 50 years of combined experience.


Deborah and Jeff Miller are more than just lobbyists – they are full-service governmental affairs professionals who will pursue every legitimate avenue to meet their clients' needs. 



Deborah Miller


Deborah is known as a trustworthy advocate who has mastered the legislative process, the rules under which both houses of the Alabama Legislature operate, and the personalities who control the flow of legislation.  She has amassed a proven record for bringing to a successful conclusion countless issues on behalf of clients in the legislative, procurement, and regulatory arenas.  Notably, The Prompt Pay Act for Subcontractors is cited in the Code of Alabama as the Deborah Kay Miller Act in recognition by the Alabama Legislature of her tireless work in construction law for the state of Alabama.  

A native of Anniston, Deborah graduated from Jacksonville State University. She has a long political history, starting with her election as the first female Student Government President  at JSU and Director of the Student Conference on American Government. She has worked on numerous political campaigns across Alabama at all levels.  Deborah graduated magna cum laude from Jones School of Law, where she has been a guest lecturer on the political process and lobbying.   She is a member of the Montgomery Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar, and she is active in the Administrative Law, Health Law, and Women’s Sections. 



Jeff Miller


Jeff brings extensive business and political experience to the firm.  He is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Corporate Finance.  He successfully served as CEO for seventeen years for Anniston Steel and Plumbing with divisions including Miller’s Office Furniture, Miller’s Supply, Miller’s Designer Showroom, and Surplus World of Alabama. 

After selling a major portion of the business, Jeff moved to Montgomery and served the Governor in economic development as head of Existing Business and Industry Services for the State of Alabama. In this position, he amassed a keen insight into the workings of state government in the areas of procurement and economic development.  Jeff has successfully navigated clients through complex regulatory and procurement challenges and has also provided necessary insight into job creation, incentives, and other state programs. He also specializes in issue management including identifying allied trade groups and strategic partners.



Elizabeth Mahaney


Elizabeth is a native of Montgomery and brings extensive communications, public relations, and political experience to MDG. Having previously worked for Governor Bentley and interned for Governor Riley, Elizabeth has amassed keen insight into state government. She also previously served as the Director of Communications for the Department of Economic Development for the City of Montgomery, where she developed strong relationships with many local and state leaders and mastered the inner-workings of local government. 

Elizabeth graduated from Auburn University with a major in Public Relations and minor in English Literature. At Auburn, she was Vice President of Hospitality for the Auburn University Public Relations Council of Alabama and a staff member of The Auburn Plainsman. She also served on the SGA lobbying board for Higher Education.



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One of the "most influential lobbying firms" in Alabama.


Deborah and Jeff Miller have successfully passed, blocked, and amended legislation on behalf of their clients. They also have successfully navigated state regulatory and economic development processes. Wherever your need, MDG has the experience to achieve your desired result.




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