Lee Mills was born in Decatur, AL on December 10, 1974. He graduated from Austin High School in 1993 and earned a B.S. in Aviation Management from Auburn University in 1998.
From an early age, Chairman Mills wanted to be a pilot. He began flying at an early age. He received his private pilots license when he was just 17.
Soon after graduating from Auburn, he landed his first airline job with Comair Airlines. While at Comair, he flew the EMB-120, Canadair CRJ-200 and the Canadair CRJ-700.
In 2006, he was hired by FedEx Express. While at FedEx he has flown the Boeing 727, MD-10/MD-11, Boeing 757 and Boeing 767. He is currently a Captain on the Boeing 767. He was an instructor on the Boeing 727 and is currently an instructor on the Boeing 757/767.
To date, he has over 10,000 hours of flying time and enjoys flying general aviation airplanes when he is not flying for work.
Chairman Mills is very active in his community. He is the President of the Arlington Education Foundation and has served on the Arlington School Planning Committee, Arlington Planning Committee, and the Arlington Parks and Recreation Committee.
He has also served on the Auburn University Aviation Management Advisory Board, the Auburn University Liberal Arts Advisory Board and was a member of the Family Action Council of Tennessee’s (FACTn) West Tennessee Advisory Board.
He was appointed to the State of Tennessee Nursing board by Governor Bill Haslam in 2015 and also serves on the Board of Governors at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett.
He also volunteers with ARISE2Read and currently volunteers at Treadwell Elementary School helping 2nd Graders reach or exceed their grade-level reading goals.
He is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Commemorative Air Force, National Rifle Association, and Tennessee Firearms Association.
His hobbies include photography, graphics design, and he is a HAM Radio Operator (N4FDX).
Lee and his wife Amber reside in Arlington and have two sons, Grayson (9) and Tanner (6). Both sons attend Arlington Community Schools.
The Mills’ are active members of Bellevue Baptist Church.