Charles T. (Tom) McMillen

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Appointed July of 2023

Tom McMillen—Olympian, Rhodes Scholar, professional basketball player, Congressman, author, businessman—first received acclaim in high school when he was named the best basketball player in the US, featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, McMillen was a Rhodes Scholar, played eleven years in the NBA, was a member of the 1972 Olympic team, served three terms in the US House of Representatives and was co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness and Sports. McMillen currently serves as CEO and President of the LEAD1, comprising 130 of the premier college athletic programs representing over $8 billion in revenue. During his career, McMillen has been an active investor, principal and board member in many companies, including ten public companies. He was formerly a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Maryland System and was the Founding Chairman of the National Foundation on Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (where he currently serves as Treasurer). His book, Out of Bounds, examines the conflicts between sports and ethics.

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