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 also the Managing Partner of The Lazarus Group, which provides education and workforce development guidance, strategic planning and support.
Formerly, Mr. Randall served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Private Industry Council of Milwaukee County (PIC), a workforce development board. As CEO, 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 brings a wealth of governmental and community service experience to his position. Prior to leading the PIC, he served as Community Relations Counsel in the County Executive’s Office since June 1995. In addition, 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.
Mr. Randall currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Cardinal Stritch University, where he is the Co-Vice Chair; the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, VISIT Milwaukee, and Taliesen Preservation; and the Wisconsin Arts Board. Mr.Randall also serves on the Governor’s Task Force on Minority Unemployment, the UW System Diversity Council, the Youth Committee of Employ Milwaukee, and the RExO Advisory Board for Word of Hope Ministries.
Before joining the County Executive’s Office, he was a social studies teacher at Dominican High School and a teacher of exceptional education students in the Milwaukee Public School system, twice a recipient of Ameritech’s Teacher Award.