Governor Bill Lee

Elected in 2018, Bill Lee was sworn in as the 50th Governor of Tennessee on January 19, 2019. A seventh-generation Tennessean, Lee went to Auburn University, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. When he graduated, he joined the Lee Company, a business his grandfather started in 1944. He held several roles at Lee Company before becoming President in 1992 and being named “Most Admired CEO” by the Nashville Business Journal in 2015. Lee Company was also chosen by The Tennessean as the best large company to work for three years in a row. As Governor, Lee is focused on several priorities including expanding vocational education in our state, supporting rural areas, growing the agricultural economy, and addressing the opioid epidemic. He is currently serving as ARC’s 2024 states’ co-chair.