Robert McMillan has been in business in West Virginia for 37 years. With a beer distribution company in Martinsburg, he is a major business figure in the Eastern Panhandle, and has been active in the state’s business and educational arenas for much of that time.

McMillan will appear in the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Distinguished Speaker Series on Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center.

A native of Charleston, McMillan serves as president and CEO of Martinsburg-based Jefferson Distributing Company, a company he purchased in 1986. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Emory University.

Prior to purchasing the distributorship, McMillan was president and CEO of Charleston-based McDonough-Caperton-Shepherd Association Group, an insurance business in which he worked for former West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton for eight years. He also worked for Mobil Oil Corporation and mortgage bankers and investors prior to that. He was in the U.S. Navy for a term, and was honorably discharged in June 1969 as a lieutenant.

McMillan serves on the West Virginia University Foundation Board of Directors, where he also chairs the Investment Committee. He also serves on the boards of directors for United Bank and the Eastern Area Health Education Center. He is a former member and chair of the Shepherd University Board of Governors and a former member and trustee of the University System of West Virginia.

The B&E Distinguished Speaker Series is presented in part by Wells Fargo. The event is free and open to the public.



CONTACT: Patrick Gregg, WVU College of Business and Economics

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