Linda Mills is vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced airliners with annual revenues of $58 billion.
Named to the position in February, 2018, Mills leads a team of communications and marketing professionals who share Boeing’s stories of aerospace innovation via global media relations, employee and executive communications, social media engagement, advertising, and other communications disciplines.
Mills, an award-winning executive with 20 years of strategic communications experience, joined Boeing from Seattle-based Starbucks, where she served as vice president of Global Communications. In her six years with Starbucks, she held various leadership roles with broad-reaching responsibility for brand communications, thought leadership, executive communications, and issues and crisis management. She led high-profile campaigns and helped launch dozens of new products and services.
In 2015, industry publication PR Week named Mills as one of its “40 under 40” communications professionals.
Prior to Starbucks, Mills was a vice president at public relations firm Waggener Edstrom (now known as WE), where she managed communications for top consumer technology brands and supported new innovations such as Connexion by Boeing. Before Waggener Edstrom, Mills worked at MWW Group in Seattle and Publicis Dialog in Dallas.
Mills received her Bachelor of Science degree in journalism with a specialization in public relations and business from the University of North Texas. She also attended the University of Salamanca in Spain and studied international business and communications.
Mills lives in the Seattle area with her family.