Deidrea Miller, former deputy communications director for NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, has joined Christie’s Americas as head of communications, based in the auction house’s New York office.
Miller comes to Christie’s from Brunswick Group, where she served as director at Brunswick Arts. At Brunswick, she advised clients including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.
While working for de Blasio, Miller oversaw external relations for such city agencies as cultural affairs, economic development, and media and entertainment. In addition, she advised the mayor’s office on constructing monuments to honor women, minorities and LGBTQ individuals.
Miller will replace Erin McAndrew, who has worked at Christie’s since 2008 and is now an independent consultant working with NFT startup TR Lab.
Guggenheim deputy director and chief curator Naomi Beckwith told Artnet News that Miller understands “everything from language to structures to audience” and can “convey voice and vision in the most impactful way.”