After 22 years at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, the last 18 as Executive Director, H.S. “Butch” McMillan has announced he is retiring, effective June 30.
McMillan’s career began as a member of the House of Representatives from 1980 to 1992. As executive director at MDRS, he successfully gained legislative support to expand services that promote employment and independence for people with disabilities.
McMillan served as president of both the National Rehabilitation Association and the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and a Certified Public Accountant. He is an active member of many statewide organizations and councils, including the State Workforce Investment Board and the Disability Resource Commission. He served as the State employee representative on the Public Employment Retirement System Board, most notably as chairman his final year.