Mr. McMillan is a tenured attorney with more than 50 years of practice experience. He is also the longtime owner of McMillan Associates, a public relations and communications company.
BIRMINGHAM, AL, May 17, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present George D. H. McMillan Jr. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. McMillan celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. McMillan is a tenured attorney with more than 50 years of practice experience. He is also the longtime owner of McMillan Associates, a public relations and communications company that he established in 1990 in Birmingham, AL. During his legal career, he most notably served as partner of McMillan, Jones and Associates, of counsel at Haskell, Slaughter, Young and Lewis, and partner at McMillan & Spratling. Mr. McMillan also served as a lieutenant governor of Alabama from 1979 to 1983 and as a member of the Alabama Senate from 1974 to 1978 and the Alabama House of Representatives in 1973. Mr. McMillan taught at the University of Alabama School of Law from 1969 to 1970.
A recognized motivational speaker who has extensive expertise in governmental relations, Mr. McMillan has conducted numerous leadership training and board development seminars over the years, primarily for non-profits. He has been active as the former vice chair of the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors and as a member of the Permanent Study Commission on Alabama's Judicial System.
In 1989, Mr. McMillan was a founder of the Birmingham Cultural and Heritage Foundation and subsequently served as its President and Executive Producer for twenty-one years. This Foundation, under McMillan's leadership, produced "City Stages", a multi block nationally recognized downtown music festival that served as a catalyst for the rejuvenation of Birmingham's city center. Mr. McMillan has been active on numerous other local boards including serving as President of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company (1990-1992).
In 2002, Mr. McMillan served as one of five Co-Founders of the Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF). He then served on the BBCF's Board of Directors for ten years and was the BBCF Chairperson for two years. Additionally, Mr. McMillan served for four years on The Southern Growth Policies Board, serving as its Vice-Chairperson for two years.
Mr. McMillan is a longstanding member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Birmingham Urban League and the United Negro College Fund. He is also a member and former director of the Alabama Jaycees and a member and program committee member of his local Rotary Club.
Honored with an award from the Birmingham Emancipation Association in 1977 and a James Tingle Award in 1979, Mr. McMillan was also named One of Ten Most Outstanding State Legislators by the Government Employees Association and Legislator of the Year by the Alabama Forestry Association in 1978. He was later named Citizen of the Year by the City of Birmingham in 1990. Mr. McMillan has been cited in approximately 50 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.
Mr. McMillan received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Auburn University in 1966 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Virginia in 1969. Additionally, in 1980, Mr. McMillan was awarded an honorary doctorate from Troy University. While in college, he was president of the student body. He also represented the School of Law on the student counsel. He was admitted to the Alabama Bar Association and the Supreme Court of the United States. In 1969, Mr. McMillan was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve. Married to his wife Ann Louise Dial since 1971 and residing in Birmingham, Mr. McMillan has two children and two grandchildren.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, George D. H. McMillan Jr. has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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