Scott M. Mills
Scott M. Mills is BET Networks’ President. In this role, Mills is responsible for overseeing the overall strategy and day-to-day operations of BET Networks, including oversight of the programming, ad sales and digital teams.
Previously, Mills served as Viacom's Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer responsible for Human Resources, Media Technology Services, Real Estate, Programming Acquisitions, Facilities and Security.
Prior to joining the Viacom executive team, Mills was President and Chief Operating Officer for BET Networks. In this capacity, Mills led its business functions, including sales, finance, legal and business affairs, human resources, digital, research, strategic planning, business development, and administration. As COO, he also led the launch of BET’s CENTRIC channel.
Prior to his appointment to Chief Operating Officer, Mills was Chief Financial Officer and President of Digital Media for BET Networks. As CFO, Mills was responsible for the company’s finance functions, including accounting, reporting, financial planning, tax, treasury and controls, as well as corporate research, strategic planning and business development. As President of Digital Media, Mills launched BET Mobile and BET’s digital video distribution operations. Before becoming CFO, Mills was Executive Vice President and COO of BET Interactive, where he oversaw the launch of BET.COM and led the property to become a leading online destination for African Americans.
After working in investment banking and serving as Deputy Treasurer of the City of Philadelphia, Mills joined BET as Senior Vice President of Business Development in 1997. A native of New York, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.