Mr. Mills formed Southeastern in 1987. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Southeastern since its inception. Mr. Mills received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Tennessee in 1972. He served for approximately nine years in various capacities with North Carolina National Bank (now Bank of America). He left the bank as Senior Vice President in 1980. Mr. Mills moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he served as Executive Vice President of Universal Development Corporation until June, 1983. He later relocated to Augusta, Georgia, as Executive Vice President, and later President, of Banker’s First, a $1 billion commercial savings bank.
Mr.Mills served as a founding member and President of the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald house of Augusta. He was the Founder of Hope Plus, a not-for-profit organization providing college scholarships to qualified underprivileged children and is a board member of the Augusta University Foundation.