Chuck Mills

President, Mills Machine Company

Description

Chuck-MillsCharles D. (Chuck) Mills is the third generation President of Mills Machine Company (est. 1908) an international custom manufacturer of Earth Drilling Tools, Bits and Related Accessories. Chuck is a former Mayor of the City of Shawnee, OK and still serves on many statewide boards focusing on global trade, small business, economic development and workforce and education initiatives.

Chuck Mills born in Shawnee in 1956, graduated from Shawnee High School in 1974 and the University of Central Oklahoma in 1979 with a BBA in Management. Married to Karen W. Mills and have two children, Britan and Kurstyn.

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Current Activities:

Local:
  • East Central Workforce Investment Board – Board Member
  • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce
  • Shawnee Elks Lodge
  • St. Gregory’s University Business Advisory Committee – Board Member & Past Chair
  • Former Mayor, City of Shawnee, OK
State and National
  • Oklahoma District Export Council – Chairman
  • Governor’s International Team – Board Member and past-Chairman
  • Port Authority for the Greater Oklahoma City area – Trustee
  • State Chamber of Oklahoma – Executive Committee, Board Member & Past Chairman
  • Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development – Executive Committee
  • Oklahoma Workforce Youth Council – Co-Chair
  • Oklahoma Works – KEN Champion – East Central Region
  • Oklahoma Career Pathways Committee – Member
  • OKCEO (OK Champions for Early Opportunity) – Advisory Group and Advocate Member
  • OK Superintendent of Public Instruction Business Advisory Board – Member
  • OK State Career-Tech Director’s Business Advisory Board – Member
  • Oklahoma City Community College Business Advisory Committee
  • Oklahoma Business Roundtable – Member
  • Creative Oklahoma – Board Member
  • National Federation of Independent Business – SAFE Trust Chair & Leadership Council
  • Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable – Member
  • Globalize Oklahoma Initiative – International Awareness Campaign Coordinator
  • Central Oklahoma Manufacturers Association – Member
Awards:
  • Oklahoma Works – State of Oklahoma Workforce Business Champion – 2015
  • University of Central Oklahoma – Distinguished Alumni Award – 2012
  • Governors Small Business Person of the Year – 2011
  • Oklahoma Mayor of the Year – 2008
  • Mayor’s Art Star Award – 2008
  • Certified Municipal Official – 2007
  • Oklahoma Mayor of the Year Finalist – 2007
  • Shawnee Citizen of the Year – 2006
  • Workforce Oklahoma Business Leader of the Year – East Central WIA – 2004
  • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Pierre F. Taron Leadership Award – 2003