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2018 Dec. Mag.

December 1, 2018

Meet Bev McMillan, a business leader, community leader and philanthropist!


Bev McMillan, a business leader, community leader and philanthropist.  Native from Savannah, Georgia and reared in Akron, Ohio and a graduate of the University of Akron, with a BA in Clothing and Textiles.  The Master of Business was attained in the year 2010 from the University of Phoenix.  Bev began her career in retail management which landed a major role within the L Brands family, navigating through various roles in the Victoria’s Secret brand for over 25 years. 
Bev and her husband Lennard arrived in Albuquerque, NM in the early 2000’s transferring with Victoria’s Secret to lead the care center facility in Rio Rancho, NM.  Both Bev & Lennard began actively working within the community serving those citizens who were the most vulnerable.  Bev McMillan is a current member of The Albuquerque (NM) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated for the last 14 years and serves Western Area Program Chair.  Bev is also a member of the Iota Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated.
Bev has utilized her time well within the Albuquerque area serving on various boards to ensure the “giving back” to the community was an ever important attribute she received from parental teachings. Service on boards such as The Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Central New Mexico, Haven House Domestic Violence Shelter, Lovelace Women’s Hospital and Trustee for the Albuquerque Community Foundation.
Bev’s most recent role as the Marketing and Fundraising Chair for Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center led her into the most recent promotion as United Way of Central New Mexico, Executive Director for Mission:Families .  United Way of Central New Mexico newest initiative, Mission:Families focuses on creating stable families and providing resources, including supporting working families and student success. The initiative’s goal is to reduce the number of adverse childhood experiences by 50 percent by 2030 in central New Mexico. Educational experiences and workforce readiness can be impacted by early childhood trauma.  
Bev loves providing for others and extremely committed to serving those who are the vulnerable and in need.  The favorite quote from Muhammad Ali is her mantra, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth”!

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