Brad McMillan

Brad McMillan

Coordinator, Nonprofit Leadership

    Westlake Hall 202
    (309) 677-4408
   bmcmillan@bradley.edu

 

Juris Doctor degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law
B.A. degree in Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University

Biography

Brad has been the Executive Director of the Institute since its inception in 2007. Brad has a long history of community and public service in Central Illinois and a record of bipartisan relationships with federal, state, and regional elected officials. Before joining the Bradley University team, Brad served for a decade as District Chief of Staff for former Congressman and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Brad’s collaborative leadership approach brings positive results to both statewide and regional boards he has served on including CHANGE Illinois, The Nature Conservancy, Heartland Health Services and the Build the Block referendum campaign that resulted in the magnificent Peoria Riverfront Museum.

In 2009, Brad was named to the Illinois Reform Commission tasked by Governor Quinn to clean up state government. In 2021, he received Bradley’s Mergen award for outstanding public service. He has a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law and a B.A. degree in Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Professional Experience

Brad served as chief of staff for former Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. In 2009 Brad was named to the Illinois Reform Commission tasked by Governor Quinn to find ways to clean up state government. 

Teaching

Brad teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including Seminar in Leadership, Survey in Nonprofit Leadership, Institutional Planning and Evaluation, Field Experiences in Administration and Interpersonal Behavior and Organizational Leadership.