BIZ PROFILE: Meet Doris E. McMillon
Doris E. McMillon is the President and Chief Strategist Officer for McMillon Communications, Inc., a full-service communications and marketing firm specializing in strategic positioning, branding and effective communications. Based outside of Washington, D.C. in Fort Washington, Maryland, McMillon Communications, Inc. represents a powerful blend of communication tactics, and branding strategies to cultivate business success for agencies, non-profit organizations, and corporate entities. With a myriad of exceptional talent and diverse media experience, Ms. McMillon brings unequaled leadership and qualifications to establish McMillon Communications, Inc. as a top notch communications firm. Clients benefit from a variety of staple services including influential media training, key message development, executive presentation coaching, image consulting, facilitation and moderation.
A veteran journalist, newscaster and producer, this communications strategist has more than three decades of business experience with work spanning posts at major market radio stations, cable television networks, and three major networks, where she created the innovative concept of Excellence in CommunicationsTM – a baseline principle focused on executing effective communication for business representatives. “How we communicate is the basis for how our message is sent and received. Knowing how to deliver your message will determine your success in the marketplace.”
Ms. McMillon has co-anchored and reported in prime-time news hour slots including tenure at Metromedia/Fox New York flagship station, WNTW-TV, where she went undercover as a welfare recipient for the hard-hitting, Emmy Award winning series, The Welfare Rip-off. Such experiences have afforded Ms. McMillon the innate ability to empathize at every level in order to help any individual express themselves effectively. This McMillon Communications, Inc. specialization cumulates in the clients’ ability to strategically and successfully communicate key messages to influence and deliver results.
Throughout the Washington Metropolitan area and miles beyond, Ms. McMillon ranks high with every sector of this complex haven for corporate and government entities. The Washington Business Exchange Network honored her as one of "Washington's 10 Most Admired Women." She received the Top 100 MBE award for Maryland Businesses, The Washington Variety Club's Humanitarian Award and the International Business Exchange's Black Communicators Award. She was selected as "Outstanding Young Woman in America" in "Who's Who in Black America. In addition, she is an A BETTER CHANCE Scholar and a founding member of ACCESS Consortium. McMillon has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, Radio, TV and Film from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She recently received a Certificate of Completion from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She currently serves as the Director of Communications for the esteemed Women Business Owners (WBO) of Prince George’s County, based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
She served as a Board of Trustees Member for Carver Bible College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her best-selling book, Mixed Blessing, an autobiography of the search for her biological parents, received high praise in reviews from The New York Times, Larry King Live, New York post, New York Daily News, The Washington Times and more. McMillon authored an Ebony Magazine article entitled, A Double Reunion-How I found my German Mother and GI Father.
McMillon Communications, Inc. clients seek this exceptional firm for the diverse service specialties including strategic media consulting and training, executive training, and brand positioning. Satisfied clients include Xerox, Dept. of Labor, V-Tech Solutions, Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, Avon, The World Bank, National Institutes of Health, AFL-CIO, Eastman Kodak, AMTRAK, AARP, Verizon, Marriott, SHRM, National Urban League, Dept. of HUD, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Commerce, WETA, Dept. of Education, Veteran's Administration, U.S. Postal Service, IRS, U.S. Customs, and America's Most Wanted.