ITEC welcomes Michael K. Brown to board of directors, adds to Lansing staff
Friday, February 14, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
Riley, Executive Director
Technology Empowerment Center welcomes Michael K. Brown to board of directors,
adds to Lansing staff
MI - The Information Technology Empowerment Center today announced the return
of prominent regional leader Michael K. Brown to its board of directors, and
the hiring of additional staff in its Lansing office.
president of the Prima Civitas Foundation in East Lansing, returned to ITEC’s
board of directors in January.
am pleased to rejoin the ITEC Board,” Brown said. "ITEC is a vital
program that is providing young people and our schools the opportunity to
advance STEM education in the Lansing area.”
left the ITEC board and his position at PCF two years ago to accept an
appointment by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to serve as emergency manager for
the city of Flint. A Flint native, Brown was appointed interim mayor of the
city in 2009 and has held a number of leadership positions in government and
the non-profit community in his 35-year career in public service.
replaced former Lansing Mayor Dave Hollister - also a member of ITEC’s board of
directors - as president of PCF in February of 2011.
are thrilled to welcome Mike Brown back to the ITEC board,” said ITEC Executive
Director Kirk Riley. "His vast experience and lifelong commitment to building
stronger communities will be invaluable in our efforts to boost STEM education
in Lansing. Mike's longstanding connections in Flint will help ITEC's operation
grow in that community, as well.”
also announced the addition of Alexandera Jones to the ITEC staff in Lansing.
Jones brings extensive experience in bookkeeping and office management.
As ITEC’s administrative assistant, she will manage day-to-day office
activities and assist with the standardization, organization and growth of the
iMath program as a program coordinator.
first appealed to me because of its work with children to better their math
skills,” said Jones. "Working for universities, I’ve seen the shortfalls of
incoming students in STEM education. I am very excited to work for this
organization because it provides an opportunity to influence youth in these
areas and better prepare them for their futures.”
Jones worked as a financial aid officer and work study coordinator for Baker
College, both in Owosso and Cadillac. Jones has served in a number of
bookkeeping and office administration positions in Michigan and Colorado. She
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in servicemanagement with a minor in accounting
from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and an Associate of
Business in Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship from Baker College. She
is currently is persuing an MBA in human resources management at the Baker
College Center for Graduate Studies.
is a nonprofit, collaborative partnership of community, education, business,
and government working with students and families in the Capital Region to
build excitement for coursework and careers in science, technology, engineering
and math. ITEC’s vision is to enable Lansing area residents to acquire
flexible, transferable technological skills that will allow them to participate
in a fast-paced global economy.