Williams has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology services industry. He is currently vice president of information technology and services at Ball Corporation, a metal packaging company for beverages, food and household products which posted $8.6 billion in sales for 2014 and employs 14,500 people worldwide through its subsidiaries. Previously, he was executive director of the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment.
Williams has served on multiple boards, including the Denver Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Legacy Foundation, Aurora Education Foundation, Logan School for Gifted and Talented, Community College of Aurora Foundation, Colorado Workplace Development Council, Colorado Commission on Information Management and the Colorado Commission on Science & Technology.
“Leroy’s previous board experience and deep community connections, as well as his knowledge of the IT industry, will be a tremendous addition to our board,” said Mariner Kemper, chairman and CEO of UMB Financial Corporation. “He has a strong reputation that can only benefit UMB’s presence throughout our footprint."
Williams earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver. He also graduated from Denver Technical College with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems after serving in the U.S. Army for four years.
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