November 28, 2018 2 min read 6 Comments

{PHOTO CREDIT:  CERESE DOLMAN.  GRAPHIC CREDIT:  CERESE DOLMAN}
 
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. 
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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.
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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.
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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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6 Responses

Genoa Giles
Genoa Giles

December 04, 2018

Congratulations to Bev—doing God’s work with her hands!

Carla Polk
Carla Polk

December 03, 2018

Great article on Bev! Congratulations!

BOBBIE WILLIAMS
BOBBIE WILLIAMS

December 03, 2018

It is such an honor to know Bev and share a wonderful sorority legacy with her as sisters in Iota Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She has made the city of Albuquerque a better place for us all, as she looms as a very tall figure here. In her new position, all of those that support the mission will certainly receive sober and committed leadership from her. She is our Albuquerque star, and always adds such a special flair and elegance to everything she is a part of.

BOBBIE WILLIAMS
BOBBIE WILLIAMS

December 03, 2018

It is such an honor to know Bev and share a wonderful sorority legacy with her as sisters in Iota Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She has made the city of Albuquerque a better place for us all, as she looms as a very tall figure here. In her new position, all of those that support the mission will certainly receive sober and committed leadership from her. She is our Albuquerque star, and always adds such a special flair and elegance to everything she is a part of.

Kyla Thompson
Kyla Thompson

December 03, 2018

Bev has been a very important business person in this city. Recently, she was voted into the International Women’s Forum, New Mexico Chapter. We are very fortunate to have her tireless dedication and friendship. Plus, no one is more stylish, always, than Bev McMillan.

Wendolyn Washington
Wendolyn Washington

December 03, 2018

Bev is definitely impactful, but more importantly she is a genuine person with a big heart that truly serves as a example of grace and strong character. Congratulations cover girl!

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