Board of Directors

Jerome T. Williams
Board

Jerome Williams has dedicated the majority of his adult life to public service. After 8 years of honorable service in the U.S. Army as a medical specialist, he returned home to be the primary caregiver for his aging parents. Later he gained employment with Orange County Public Schools. After 22 years of service with the school system, he retired in 2010. He is now an AARP volunteer leader and advocate. He is actively involved with the Livable Communities movement and focuses on making communities in Florida better for people of all ages, and aims to improve access to reliable transportation for seniors. 

In 1985 Mr. Williams was handpicked by Callahan Neighborhood Assn, Inc. (CNA) leaders to become the organization's first Executive Director. The small grassroots organization of predominately senior citizens worked for fair allocation of public resources for the neighborhood of Parramore, Florida, Mr. Williams' home town. He worked with the City of Orlando and CNA to create the Callahan/Holden Neighborhood Plan where he established outreach programs, monitored the Community Development Block Grant allocation, as well as financial reporting and records. His direct involvement with the project resulted in paved streets, new drainage systems, approved compatible zoning, and for the first time in 50 years, the construction of new housing within the community.

Jack Miles
Board Chair

Jack Miles is a business strategy and operations C-Suite leader with over 30 years experience successfully transforming corporate services, administration and sourcing organizations in leading North American firms and Government.

Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Jack as the Secretary of the Department of Management Services (DMS) and he served in that role until April of 2012. DMS is a large and diverse state agency with an annual direct operating budget of $2.5 billion and a functional budget of over $9.5 billion, about 14% of the States $70.0 billion annual budget.

Functions within DMS include Real Estate, Facilities, Procurement and My Florida Marketplace, Human Resource Policy and HR Technology, Employee Benefits, Telecommunications including Voice, Data, Emergency 911, Mobile, Law Enforcement Interoperability and Broadband, Retirement Services, Fleet and Vehicle Services, Private Prison Monitoring and Surplus Equipment. DMS also facilitates State Term Contracts; aggregating statewide public sector spend which towns, counties, municipalities and other eligible users across Florida are able to utilize.

Prior to his appointment Jack held C-Suite shared services and Chief Procurement Officer roles at leading North American firms including CIGNA, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), American International Group (AIG), Computer Associates (CA), Travelers, Ames Department Stores and Prentice-Hall.

He serves on the Executive Advisory Board of Coupa Software Inc., DocuSign Inc., PeopleTicker Inc., Incapsulate, SQYGL, and Stamp-Vault/Blue Apricot. He is a Mentor at Startup Quest Orlando and Starter Studio a technology accelerator in Orlando FL. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Florida TaxWatch and is a member of the TaxWatch Center for Government Efficiency.  In 2015 Jack was appointed to the State of Florida, legislatively mandated Government Efficiency Task Force where he serves on several committees. Jack also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Casa Feliz Historic Home and Museum.

Lois Mills
Board

Lois Mills is a native of New Jersey, a longtime resident of Orlando and a member of ITNOrlando for about five years, along with her German shepherd, Rita, who is her Seeing Eye dog.

Ms. Mills is well-versed in several academic areas including, social studies, English, American history, economics, and legal studies. She holds a B.A. from Caldwell College (now Caldwell University) in Caldwell, NJ, an M.A. from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and a B.A. from the University of Central Florida, Orlando.

She taught English and history at a Catholic high school in Jersey City, NJ, worked for the Defense Department at Ft. Meade, MD. She retired from the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association in Orlando where she served as manager of intake department. She also taught family law at Southern College in Orlando in their paralegal program.

Active in the community, Ms. Mills is a member of Toastmasters International for public speaking and leadership training, and has served as secretary, educational vice-president and president. She's also a member of Amnesty International, local group 519 in Orlando, a volunteer with We Care, a crisis intervention center in Orlando, and a member of St. James Catholic Cathedral in Orlando where she has served in several organizations and ministries, currently as a lector.

She's been a member of a Great Books Reading & Discussion group in Orlando for about 30 years and is a regular attendee at local symphony and opera performances, which she says she may not have been able to continue without her membership to ITN.