Duane Miller is the Director of Athletic Ticket Sales. If you have purchased season tickets over the years, there’s a good chance Duane has been the one to help you out. He’s always excited to be at the Bears games and even more excited to see our faithful fans.
How long have you worked in ticketing at MSU?
I was hired in January 2013 to work for the outside ticketing vendor contracted by Missouri State. I transitioned to a Missouri State employee in the fall of 2014 with the same responsibilities.
What is your favorite Missouri State moment?
Hosting and winning the 2015 NCAA Baseball Regional and having HUGE crowds at Hammons Field for all of our games.
What does your job entail?
Selling and coordinating new season tickets, renewals and group ticket sales for 6 MSU sports. Pretty simple response for a pretty big endeavor with lots of customer service involved.
What is your dream vacation?
Being up in the mountains of western Colorado, sitting on a porch of a cabin in the early fall watching the aspen leaves change color. Pretty chill, but so awesome.
Three things on your “bucket list?”
- Play Augusta National or Pebble Beach.
- Golf trip to some of the old courses in Scotland.
- Spend a summer in Europe watching the IAAF Diamond League track and field season. It’s usually in some pretty cool places (London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Oslo, Stockholm, Monaco and several others). I’d throw in some classical music concerts in between the track meets too…
What is your favorite movie?
I love old film noir movies, so “Out of the Past” from 1947 with Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas. I’ve seen it well into double digits.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your days what would it be?
Medium cooked Ribeye Steak.
Who is someone you would love to meet in person?
What or who motivates you?
The desire to keep learning on a regular basis. You CAN teach this old dog new tricks!
If you weren’t working in college athletics what other job would you be doing?
Since I have spent most of my professional career working in sports, I can’t see myself wandering too far from that pursuit.