Kevin McMillan was born in Harlem in New York City and at an early age moved to the Bronx, New York. At the age of 16 he graduated from Harry S. Truman HS in the Bronx and enrolled at the State University of New York at Buffalo. While in college Kevin played basketball for 4 years and was voted captain in his senior year. During that time, he helped lead his team to a conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament. As a sophomore Kevin received an award from the Educational Opportunity Program for getting a 4.0 during his first semester. As a junior Kevin pledged Phi Beta Sigma and was a member of the Beta Iota Chapter.
Upon graduation Kevin received the State University of New York award for his academic accomplishments, from then, Chancellor, Dr. Clifford Wharton. He holds a MBA in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, MA Economics, a BS in Management from SUNY Buffalo, has also done post graduate work in Executive Education at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and is a Certified Municipal Official from Rutgers University. Kevin McMillan has worked for Jersey Central Power and Light, the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County, and Roche Labs. While at Eli Lilly, he has been a Peer Award winner twice, a recipient of the Teamwork Award a Director’s Council recipient, numerous Sales Rep of the Month awards, a winner of the Sales Rep of the Quarter Award, and in 2010 finished in the top 5% of the country in portfolio sales. Kevin made history in 2000 when he became the 2nd African American Mayor in the township of Neptune. He also made history when he was elected to the Neptune Township committee on the same ballot as President Barack Obama.
Kevin has worked extensively in the political realm over the past 15 years on municipal, county, state and national elections. He has served as a municipal chair in the Presidential Primary for the Barack Obama campaign, in addition to serving as base vote coordinator for the McGreevey and Corzine campaigns. Presently, Kevin serves as the Mayor of Neptune Township in Neptune NJ. Some of his accomplishments as Mayor have been reducing municipal spending to $4.7million in 2 years, hiring new police, organizing the Mayor’s Business Forum, entering inter-local service agreement with the county for dispatching services and increasing the townships bond rating status. Kevin has served as Mayor for three terms and has been a member of the Planning Board, Board of Health and Jersey Shore University Hospitals Community Advisory Board.
In 2013 Kevin was a candidate for the New Jersey State Legislature. He currently works as a Specialty Senior Sales Professional for Sanofi, is an adjunct faculty member at FDU, President of Neptune Township Biddy Basketball which offers recreation for approximately 200 young adults in Neptune, is a basketball league official for Asbury Park recreation, an alumni ambassador for S.U.N.Y.@ Buffalo, a secretary for St Stephen’s AME Zion Ushers Board, in addition to being member of the Sea Coast Union. Kevin is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association and a member of the National Sales Network. Last but not least he is a Monmouth County Committee member for the Monmouth County Democrats and a member of the Neptune Township Democrats. He truly believes in Sigma’s Motto, “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity” Kevin has received numerous community service awards from the NAACP and other organizations for his community service.
Some of Kevin’s Leadership activities can be denoted as follows: New Jersey Chapter National Black MBA Association President 2004-2010, Former St Stephen Urban Development Corporation Board Member, S.U.N.Y @ Buffalo Alumni Association President, Former Sports Host Delegation Services World University Games, Former YMCA Black/Hispanic Achievers Chairperson, Former Adjunct Faculty Member Brookdale Community College, Former President Sigma Community Enrichment Initiative, Former Member New Jersey Conference of Mayors, Member New Jersey League of Municipalities Legislative Committee (Pensions and Benefits). Kevin has appeared on Politics Live with Mark Riley WLIB (1190), New Jersey News’ profile on African American Leaders and in US News and World Report.