Herbert S. Miller, former CEO and Chairman of The Mills Corporation, one of America’s most innovative and successful mall developers and managers, founded Western Development Corporation (WDC) in 1967 and serves as its Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Stockholder. WDC has developed over 20 million square feet of real estate projects over the past thirty-five years. In 1985, Mr. Miller created an entirely new category of retailing in America: The Mills Concept – the value oriented super regional mall. Opened in 1985, Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Va. was the prototype of this concept. By 1987, WDC focused its expertise in expanding the Mills concept to other major metropolitan areas. In Washington, Mr. Miller chaired the Mayor’s Interactive Downtown Task Force that identified the development opportunities and economic incentives essential to attract a critical mass of retail, housing, and entertainment to Washington DC’s downtown. The goal being to blend retail, communications, and entertainment into the dynamic heart of an urban entertainment core.