President | CEO
For 10 years, Mechele Agbayani Mills has served as President/CEO of the Better Business Bureau which serves 19 counties in the East Texas Area.
Mechele holds a Bachelors in Journalism/Public Relations from UT Tyler and a Masters in Business Administration from Baylor University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Tyler Class 27.
She writes for the Tyler Morning Telegraph, has a bi-monthly report on KETK and Fox 51, as also writes for numerous other publications in the East Texas area and abroad.
She recently completed two terms as President of the BBB Southwest Region, which covers Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mexico. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Council of Better Business Bureaus, for the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, is an advisor for the East Texas Center for Nonprofits, is on the Alumni Council for the University of Texas at Tyler, is a member of Catalyst 100, and has been involved with several projects for Heart of Tyler/Mainstreet.
Mechele loves hiking, kayaking, singing, traveling, cooking and eating.
She and her husband Jeff live in Tyler and love the East Texas Community. They don’t have children, but they do have an 11-year old terrier named Bailey who is spoiled rotten.