Kristin McMillan is president and CEO of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the largest business organization in the state. McMillan leads the strategic direction and operations of the chamber, overseeing initiatives to support business and strengthen the local economy. As a lawyer by training and a businesswoman by experience, she has been involved in business and community leadership during her 22 years as a resident of Southern Nevada.
Prior to joining the chamber in May 2011, McMillan worked at CenturyLink, most recently as vice president, external relations for the 10-state Western Region. She managed and led diverse teams in regulatory, legislative, and local government affairs and public policy initiatives and advocacy.
McMillan began her career as an attorney and built a successful practice focusing on regulatory issues, including telecommunications, energy, and transportation. She also gained nearly 10 years' experience in executive law firm management, 6 years as the managing shareholder of a statewide Nevada law firm.
McMillan served as the 2010 chairman of the board of trustees for the Las Vegas Chamber and has served in board capacities with the Nevada Development Authority, the Nevada Taxpayers Association, the Desert Research Institute Foundation, and the United Way of Southern Nevada. She is a board member of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority as well as the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT). She is a member of the Nevada International Women's Forum.
McMillan graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. and earned her law degree and M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.