Leroy Williams is the former Global Chief Information Officer for Ball Corporation. Williams served as a member of the Senior Executive Team tasked with strategy development, growth, and mitigating risk across three global product lines. He was responsible for all aspects of information technology, cyber security, data analytics, and delivering value added business solutions across the global reach of the company.
Prior to Ball Corp, he spent three and a half years working in the public sector as a cabinet member for Colorado Governor Owens' administration. In this capacity, he served in several roles with statewide responsibility including Secretary of Technology, Chief Information Officer, and Executive Director for the Department of Labor and Employment.
Prior to a career in the public sector, Williams directed Qwest’s supply-chain management and procurement IT program. He also served as Director of E-Business for U S West/Dex, Inc., Director of Local Market Integration for U S WEST Communications, and Manager of Business Process Integration for U S WEST, Inc. Before his career in telecommunications, Williams worked in the banking industry for Norwest (now Wells Fargo) as a Senior Technical Consultant responsible for systems development and integration of next generation technology solutions.
Williams currently serves on the board of directors for UMB Financial Corporation and the Colorado Education Initiative. He previously served on the Governor's Commission on Information Management as the chairperson, the Governor's Commission on Science and Technology, the Statewide Internet Portal Authority, the Colorado Workforce Development Council, the Aurora Education Foundation, and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Williams served four years in the U.S. Army and trained as a telecommunications specialist. He holds a master's in business administration from the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business and earned an undergraduate degree in computer information science from Denver Technical College. Leroy is a Colorado native and a graduate of Hinkley High School in Aurora.