Kevin Mills, President and Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Aquarium
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South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston , South Carolina 29401
United States

Company Description: The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston's most visited attraction, features thousands of amazing aquatic animals from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles...   more

Employment History

  • Vice President, Marketing and External Affairs
    Saint Louis Zoo
  • Adjunct Professor of Non-Profit Marketing
    Washington University
  • Central Region Sales Manager
    Cunard Line
  • Assistant Vice President
    Cunard Line
  • Publications Assistant
    The Museum of Modern Art
  • Senior Copywriter
    New American Library
  • Planning Assistant
    Batten, Barton, Durstine &

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BA , Journalism
    University of Kansas
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Web References
Zoo Advisors » Zoo & Aquarium Leadership Lessons, 17 Nov 2014 [cached]
Kevin Mills, President & CEO, South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston Area Convention & Visitor Bureau - Charleston, SC, 7 Feb 2006 [cached]
Kevin Mills Named Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina AquariumCharleston Area Convention & Visitor Bureau - Charleston, SC
Kevin Mills Named Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Aquarium
"In addition to his familiarity with the zoo and aquarium industry and considerable experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, Kevin brings an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm."
A Kansas native, Mills is currently Vice President, Marketing and External Affairs at the Saint Louis Zoo, recently designated America's #1 Zoo by the Zagat Family Guide / Parenting Magazine.Prior to his position there, Mills developed marketing, business partnerships and sales for Cunard Line, the luxury cruise line now part of Carnival Corporation.Earlier in his career Mills served in advertising and publishing positions at BBDO, The Museum of Modern Art and New American Library.
Mills holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas and serves as an adjunct professor of non-profit marketing at Washington University.His roles with the American Zoo and Aquarium Association include serving as Chair of the Trends Committee and as a member of the Marketing and National Awareness Campaign Committees.
"I first visited the Aquarium in January of 2004 and was thoroughly impressed by the quality of its exhibits and educational messages," said Mills."I look forward to working with this great team of staff and volunteers, and with the citizens of the Charleston region and the entire state, to build upon the successes here and create a future where wildlife and wild places are forever respected and protected."
William Finn, Chairman/CEO of AstenJohnson, who co-chaired the Aquarium Board's Search Committee with Bob Sywolski, Blackbaud's CEO, expressed how pleased the Board of Directors is to have recruited Mills to lead the Aquarium.
"Kevin is passionate about the education and conservation mission of the South Carolina Aquarium.After its first five years of successful operation, entertaining and inspiring more than three million visitors, the Aquarium is poised for growth.The Aquarium's Board is confident that Kevin will provide the vision and leadership to help create an exciting future for this fine institution."
The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston's most visited attraction, features thousands of amazing aquatic animals from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles in more than 60 exhibits representing the rich biodiversity of South Carolina from the mountains to the sea.
Charleston Currents -- keeping ahead of what's happening, 19 Sept 2011 [cached]
South Carolina Aquarium President and CEO Kevin Mills will serve on the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Board of Directors, the aquarium announced Friday.
The AZA is dedicated to the advancement of zoos and public aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science and recreation. Mills will work with a team of nine to advance the mission of the AZA to inspire people to respect, value and conserve wildlife and wild places.
"Kevin will be a great addition to the AZA Board given his deep commitment to conservation, education and the public's enjoyment of the natural world," said Ken Seeger, chairman of the board of directors for the South Carolina Aquarium.
Association of Zoos and Aquariums, 3 Sept 2006 [cached]
Chair: Kevin Mills, Saint Louis Zoo
About Us - South Carolina Aquarium, 31 Dec 2014 [cached]
Kevin Mills President/Chief Executive Officer
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