David McMillan

David McMillan


Managing Principal of Consulting/Firm CFO

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

What is your vision for Knoxville 10 years from now?

To be the most desirable location in Tennessee for business, research, and academic investment as evidenced by significant growth in new investment and expansion of existing industry.

What is Knoxville’s Best Kept Secret?

Proximity to many popular destinations in the Eastern/Southeastern United States

What would you do to strengthen Knoxville?

Explore the consolidation of City and County government. While this has been explored in the past, a sense of urgency should be brought to this endeavor.

What is your favorite Knoxville memory?

When I woke up the morning of March 12, 1993 to record snowfall resulting from the blizzard. It was incredible to see our world transformed overnight by so much snow.

What is your favorite book or what book is currently on your nightstand?

On my nightstand – The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

What is the best advice you have received from a mentor, and who was that mentor?

Start your 401k immediately – Dave Ramsey

What advice would you give to your 16 year old self?

Life is a marathon, listen more and talk less

David McMillan