Cheryl Mills

Born: c. 1965;

Occupation: Businesswoman;

Position: Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO);

Company: BlackIvy Group;

Industry: International Trade & Development;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: American;

Cheryl Mills

Cheryl D. Mills is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the BlackIvy Group, a private holding company that grows and builds businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Work Experience

Previously, she served as Chief of Staff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Counselor to the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2013. Ms. Mills was with New York University from 2002 to 2009, where she served as Senior Vice President for Administration and Operations, General Counsel and as Secretary of the Board of Trustees. She also served as Deputy Counsel to President Clinton and as the White House Associate Counsel. 

Board and Advisor Roles

Ms. Mills previously served on the boards of Cendant Corporation (now Avis Budget Group, Inc.), a consumer real estate and travel conglomerate, and Orion Power, an independent electric power generating company.

Accolades

In 2010, Mills received UVA's Distinguished Alumna Award. On March 26, 2014, Elle magazine honored her during its annual “Women in Washington Power List” celebration.

Philanthropy, Community Service and Memberships

In 1990, Ms. Mills worked with DCWorks, a non-profit organization that supported the academic and social development of underprivileged high school students of color. She served on the Boards of the See Forever Foundation, National Partnership for Women and Families, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the Center for American Progress, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library Foundation.

Education

Ms. Mills earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1987, and her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1990.

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