University Economic Development Association
Sean McMillan

Sean McMillan

Director, Office of Economic Development
University of Georgia


Sean B. McMillan is director of economic development for the Atlanta office of the University of Georgia. McMillan earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Auburn University in 1988 and his master’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University in 2000. He joined the Georgia Department of Economic Development in 1992 as both budget director and assistant director of administration, holding those titles until 2000. Over the following 10 years, he served as senior project manager, director of existing industry and recruitment and director of new business recruitment.

Since 2008, McMillan has played a key role with Georgia Quick Start, the state’s workforce development program, serving as director of regional and Kia project operations until his recent appointment at UGA