LEAD1 Association President and CEO Tom McMillen to Step Down on September 30

May 31, 2024

LEAD1 Association has announced that President and CEO Tom McMillen, after eight plus years leading the association, will resign, effective September 30 to “pursue other opportunities.” LEAD1, which represents the athletics directors of the 133-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), plans to evaluate its “needs moving forward, and after that review process, will conduct a national search for the next leader of LEAD1,” according to a press release. “I am immensely grateful for this opportunity to be deeply connected to one of my passions – college athletics. I want to thank all our athletic directors who have supported the LEAD1 mission during my tenure as President and CEO,” McMillen said. “I would like to particularly thank Jack Swarbrick, who was instrumental in bringing me into the organization and reshaping our mission into an issues-oriented organization for FBS athletic directors and their departments. I’d also like to thank all our Board chairs during my tenure with LEAD1, including Rick George, Dan Radakovich, Heather Lyke, and Warde Manuel.”

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