Harry McMillan, who formed the firm in 1998, has worked in the governmental affairs business for more than 40 years and has experience with all aspects of state government in Alabama. In addition, he has worked in every aspect of campaigns, both to help elect candidates or to defeat them. Before starting McMillan & Associates, Harry worked in governmental affairs with the Alabama Chamber of Commerce (predecessor to the Business Council of Alabama), AmSouth Bank and Compass Bank.
Harry served for 12 years on the State of Alabama Personnel Board, a five member board overseeing all personnel matters relating to 38,000 state workers. He also served for 10 years as a member of the Board for the Alabama Special Olympics, including three as a member of the Executive Committee. Other organizations in which he has been active include United Way, YMCA and Boys & Girls State.
Stephanie Norrell joined the firm in 2006. Her experience includes work with the Business Council of Alabama, Alabama Bankers Association and AmSouth Bank. Before her 20 year career in Montgomery politics, she spent four years as a congressional aide in Washington. In addition to her lobbying, she has experience in managing a political action committee, fundraising, and grassroots organizing.
McMillan & Associates works to have a diverse client base to avoid conflicts and maintain personal service. They have represented multi-state corporations, non-profits and associations, both large and small. The long standing relationships they have maintained with a number of their clients is a testament to their reliability and success.
Harry and Stephanie have both “walked the halls” of the Alabama State House for many years. Their relationships with members of the various caucuses and the leadership of the House and Senate are second to none. In addition, they have many years of experience dealing with the executive branch and the various agencies and departments of the state. They also have a long history of working with the various trade associations in Montgomery and building coalitions around issues.