Prior to being named the Advancement Office of the Brock School of Business, Eddie held positions in operations, sales, management and ownership at Birmingham businesses. He was an executive with Bodine, Inc., a family-owned furniture company which was sold in 2009. Most recently he was executive director of Ladders Up, a nonprofit devoted to training 16-25 year olds on how to get higher paying jobs. Eddie has been a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham for 35 years, serving as president in 2004-05. He also has served on the board of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Salvation Army, Cornerstone Schools of Alabama and the Children's Aid Society.
Eddie is part of a multi-generation Samford family and he graduated from the Brock School of Business in 1974. The press box at Samford’s baseball stadium is named for his father, the late Carl Miller, a 1950 Samford graduate. His wife, Gayle, also is a 1974 Samford graduate. Their son, Bud, earned a business degree at Samford in 2000. Carl, Eddie and Bud all were student-athletes at Samford.