Gerard A. Randall, Jr. is the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Education Partnership which aims to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in Milwaukee Public Schools, bring every student up to grade level standards, improve access to higher education opportunities, and advocate for public education. Mr. Randall is the Managing Partner of The Lazarus Group, which provides education and workforce development guidance, strategic planning and support. He also serves as adjunct professor with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Department of Education Policy and Community Studies.
Formerly, Mr. Randall served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Private Industry Council of Milwaukee County (PIC), a workforce development board and as a Senior Fellow with the New American Policy Institute. As CEO of PIC, he provided leadership and strategic direction as the PIC planned, administered and coordinated employment and training programs to meet Milwaukee’s workforce development needs.
Mr. Randall has a wealth of governmental and community service experience. Prior to leading the PIC, he served as Community Relations Counsel in the Milwaukee County Executive’s Office. He served as a member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents from May 1994 through February 2007, having served two years as Vice President. Before joining the County Executive’s Office, he was a teacher of exceptional education students in the Milwaukee Public School system and a social studies teacher at Dominican High School, twice a recipient of Ameritech’s Teacher Award. Mr. Randall serves on many Boards and Committees, some of which include Cardinal Stritch University, the Milwaukee Public Museum, VISIT Milwaukee, Wisconsin Arts Board, Ascension Wisconsin Foundation, Employ Milwaukee Youth Council, and more.