Doris E. McMillon - A veteran journalist, newscaster, and producer, this communications strategist has more than three decades of business experience with work spanning at major market radio stations, cable television networks, and three major networks, where she created the innovative concept of Excellence in Communications TM – 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.” As the Senior Consultant for Communications, TGG clients benefit from a variety of Doris’ expertise including, influential media training, key message development, executive presentation coaching, market positioning, image consulting, meeting facilitation, and panel moderation. McMillon is an instructor at The Graduate School USA in Washington, D.C., where she teaches all levels of government employees how to communicate effectively in their workplace. In addition, she provides on-line instruction for the school’s communications courses. She provides Media Training for Senior Executive Service personnel who are tasked with providing important policy-making, policy-determining executive decisions. As a sought-after speaker, Doris also provides Spokesperson Presentation Coaching. She is currently working on a new publication entitled, Accidental Entrepreneur: Lessons I’ve Learned. McMillon is also the co-author of The ABC of Media: Turning Negative News into Positive Press. Readers will learn how to give a great interview for Radio, TV, Print, and Social Media.
Doris McMillon plays herself as an anchorwoman in Clint Eastwood’s movie, In the Line of Fire, Wesley Snipes’ movie, Murder at 1600, and Head of State, with Chris Rock and Bernie Mac. She also plays herself as a news anchor for the TV series The West Wing, NCIS, and The Wire. She is also the author of Mixed Blessing, the autobiography which tells the story of her search for her German mother and African American father. Brown Babies: The Mischlingskinder Story is an award-winning documentary that chronicles the plight of mixed-race children born in Germany after World War II. The Washington Business Exchange Network honored her as one of “Washingtons #10 Most Admired Women.” She has received numerous awards including, the Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Award for Maryland Businesses, the Washington Variety Clubs Humanitarian Award, and the International Business Exchanges Black Communicators Award. She was selected as “Outstanding Young Woman in America” in Who's Who in Black America. McMillon is an A Better Chance Scholar and a founding member of Access Consortium. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, Radio, TV, and Film from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.