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Published February 13, 2024

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DALLAS, TX – ALM First’s newest subsidiary, ALM First Executive Benefits, has selected Shirley H. McMillan as a new Director, Executive Benefits. She was placed by DDJ Myers, the well-known leadership development firm that offers a broad range of solutions to help clients optimize their greatest assets – their people.

“Shirley brings a wealth of executive benefits experience to our growing team, and we’re thrilled to welcome her,” says Mike Ensweiler, President of ALM First Executive Benefits and Principal of ALM First. “We have every confidence in Shirley’s plan design and consulting competencies, along with her personal dedication to developing solutions that benefit clients.”

McMillan brings over 20 years of extensive experience in executive compensation, benefits consulting, strategic planning, operations, and partner relationship development to her new role. ALM First’s fiduciary approach to providing transparent, trustworthy and tailored solutions aligns with McMillan’s philosophy. Prior to joining ALM First Executive Benefits, she served as Chief Operating Officer for a wealth management firm where she was a key member of the management team leading strategic plan initiatives.

“I am so excited to join ALM First Executive Benefits and empower credit unions and banks to retain and reward their key executives,” says McMillan. “I’m looking forward to leveraging my expertise to provide education and insights into the possibilities, collaboratively design plans, and create tailored solutions in the best interests of all stakeholders.”

McMillan has held various positions with executive benefits firms M Benefit Solutions and Executive Compensation Institute (ECI Companies). Her professional experiences include serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for M Benefit Solutions, where she led a team of 40 individuals serving corporate and financial institution clients in the design and administration of executive benefit plans.

“I really appreciated DDJ Myers’ expertise and transparent approach to recruiting,” says McMillan. “They focused on addressing ALM First’s needs, and my own, throughout the evaluation and placement process.”

McMillan earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Boston College. She was born and raised in Houston and now resides in Portland where she and her husband are raising their three children.


About ALM First Executive Benefits

ALM First Executive Benefits, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALM First, specializes in executive benefits plan design, consulting, plan audits, and administration services. Committed to meeting the increasing demands of our clients, ALM First Executive Benefits distinguishes itself in the executive benefits arena by prioritizing transparency, trust, and tailored solutions for each client. Learn more at benefits.almfirst.com.

About DDJ Myers, An ALM First Company

DDJ Myers specializes in leadership success through executive recruitment, strategic organization, and board development for financial institutions. In addition, they offer a broad range of online assessments to help companies optimize their greatest assets – their people. DDJ Myers joined forces with ALM First, a strategic partner that offers depositories an array of financial advisory services, in 2022 to provide expanded educational opportunities and solutions to help clients optimize both people and financial performance. Learn more at www.ddjmyers.com or visit our parent company www.almfirst.com.


“ALM First” is a brand name for a financial services business conducted by ALM First Group, LLC (“ALM First”) through its wholly owned subsidiaries: ALM First Financial Advisors, LLC (“ALM First Financial Advisors”); ALM First Advisors, LLC (“ALM First Advisors”); ALM First Analytics, LLC (“ALM First Analytics”) and ALM First Executive Benefits, LLC (“ALM First Executive Benefits”). Executive benefit services offered exclusively through ALM First Executive Benefits.

Investment advisory services are offered through ALM First Financial Advisors, an SEC registered investment adviser. Access to ALM First Financial Advisors is only available to clients pursuant to an Investment Advisory Agreement and acceptance of ALM First Financial Advisors’ Brochure.

The content in this message is provided for informational purposes and should not be relied upon as recommendations or financial planning advice. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.

Shirley McMillan

Shirley McMillan brings over 20 years of extensive experience in executive compensation, benefits consulting, strategic planning, operations, and partner relationship development to her new role. Prior to joining ALM First Executive Benefits, she served as Chief Operating Officer for a wealth management firm where she was a key member of the management team leading strategic plan initiatives. McMillan has held various positions with executive benefits firms M Benefit Solutions and Executive Compensation Institute (ECI Companies).

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