Trustee McMillan

Edward L. McMillan

Current Term

2015-2021

Appointed By Governor

2009

Professional Experience

  • Principal and CEO, McMillan L.L.C., M and A Transaction Consultants (1999-present)
  • Concord Partners, LLC, Mergers and Acquisitions (1999)
  • Agri Business Group, Inc., Mergers and Acquisitions (1997-1999)
  • Independent Consultant and Educator: Executive-In-Residence, School of Agriculture, Purdue University (1996-1997)
  • External Advisor, University of Illinois, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Futuring Project (1996-1997)
  • Purina Mills Inc., President, CEO, and Director (1993-1996)
  • British Petroleum-Purina Mills Inc., President and CEO (1988-1993); Vice President - Marketing and Product Research (1986-1987)
  • Vice president, diversified business, Ralston Purina Company-Purina Mills Inc. (1985-1986); Vice president, business development (1983-1985); vice president, marketing (1979-1983); product group director, hog (1975-1979); regional marketing manager, Central Region (1973-1975); field sales (1969-1973)

Professional/Civic Affiliations, Activities and Community Service

  • Chairman, board of managers, IllinoisVENTURES, LLC
  • Chairman, board of managers, University of Illinois Research Park LLC
  • Board of directors, Agrivida, Inc.
  • Board of directors, DeMoulin Brothers, Inc.
  • Board of directors, Balchem Corporation
  • Board of directors, NEWCO Enterprises, Inc.
  • Board of directors, Durvet, Inc.
  • Board of directors, Certified Hereford Beef LLC
  • Former chair, board of directors, Greenville College Foundation (2006-2010)
  • Board of directors, Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (2007-2010)
  • Board of directors, NutraCea, Inc. (2005-2009)
  • Chair, board of directors, NutraCea, Inc. (2009-2012)
  • Glencoe Capital LLC, Consumer Products Executive Network (2000-2010)
  • Board of directors, Pennfield, Inc. (2010-2013)
  • Board of trustees, Greenville College (2014-2015)
  • Board of directors, Hintzsche, Inc. (2002-2010)
  • Board of directors, MariCal, Inc. (2006-2011)
  • Board of directors, University of Illinois Alumni Association (1995-2008)
  • Board chair, University of Illinois Alumni Association (2003-2006)
  • Board of directors, University of Illinois Foundation (2003-2006)
  • Chair, board of directors, Sonny Scaffold, Inc. (2005-2007)
  • Board of directors, The RiceX Company (2004-2005)
  • Presidential search committee, University of Illinois (2004)
  • Chair, board of directors, CattleSale Company (2003-2005)
  • Board of directors, Distribution Dynamics, Inc. (2001-2003)
  • Chair, board of directors, AEI Environmental, Inc. (1997-2003)
  • Board of directors and executive committee, Premium Foods Group, Inc. (2000-2003)
  • Advisory board, By-Products Interactive LLC (2000-2001)
  • Advisory board, ExSeed Genetics, Inc. (1999-2000)
  • Chair, board of directors, Mickelberry Meats, Inc. (1999-2000)
  • Board of directors, E-Markets, Inc. (1997-2000)
  • Animal Science Advisory Board, University of Illinois, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (1996-1999)
  • Board of directors, Enviro-Nutrients, Inc. (1996-1999)
  • Board of trustees, Highland Hope Methodist Church (1996-1998)
  • Board of directors, Illinois Polled Hereford Association (1997-1998)
  • Board of directors, Highland Area Community Foundation (1995-1997)
  • Washington University, Olin School of Business, National Council (1995-1998)
  • Board of trustees, St. Louis Zoo (1993-1997)
  • Board member, American Feed Industry Association (1988-1996); chairman(1993-1994)
  • Sponsors board, National FFA Foundation (1980-1983;1989-1992)
  • Ag econ advisory board, University of Illinois, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (1989-1991)
  • Alumni board, University of Illinois, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (1980-1988)
  • Agricultural advisory board, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (1985-1986)
  • Board of directors, Animal Health Institute (1980-1982)
  • Editorial advisory board, Agri-Marketing Magazine (1980-1981)

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Service Award, University of Illinois Alumni Association (2009)
  • Alpha Zeta Agricultural Honorary, Century Honor Roll (1997)
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Feed Industry Association (1996)
  • Outstanding 4-H Alumni, Illinois Cooperative Extension Association (1996)
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Ag Editors' Association (1995)
  • Agri-Marketer of the Year, National Agri Marketing Association (1995)
  • Award of Merit, University of Illinois, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (1995)

Education

  • Credit Research Foundation, School of Credit and Financial Management (1982-1984)
  • B.S., Agriculture, University of Illinois (1969)

Party Affiliation

Republican