David M. Pierce, Chief Executive Officer
A native of Missouri, David joined ENA in 2002, assuming day-to-day management of the company. With 30 years of successful management experience, David was responsible for operations with over $3 billion in revenues as a vice president at IBM. At Vastera Corporation, a provider of managed services to global Fortune 2000 clients, he was responsible for client acquisition, service and satisfaction as the senior vice president of Global Field Operations. David brings a passion for delivering the highest possible levels of customer service to ENA.
Lenny Simpson, Senior Vice President, Operations
Lenny joined ENA in 2007 as senior vice president after a 33-year career at IBM, where he served most recently as vice president of Services Integration for a large multi-vendor services-outsourcing agreement. In that role, he was responsible for oversight of more than $1 billion in IT services. His IT management experience spans multiple disciplines, from sales and marketing to services and support, and across all industry sectors. Lenny’s focus is on enabling our customers to maximize the value of their relationship with ENA through superior service and strong customer and supplier relationships.
Rex Miller, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Rex joined ENA in 1998 from Coventry HealthCare Corporation, where he was the director of Finance. Rex is responsible for all financial aspects of ENA including assisting customers with the E-rate funding program. Rex has more than 24 years of experience in financial management in health care, manufacturing and public accounting. Rex holds several professional certifications including Certified Public Accountant.ENA
Jean Schmidt, Vice President, Chief People Officer and Corporate Secretary
Having over 43 years of experience in leading human resources, administration, and strategic planning for several U.S. Fortune 500 companies, Jean Schmidt joined ENA as vice president, chief people officer and corporate secretary in October 2000. Jean has also been active in community leadership serving on boards of directors for numerous organizations and companies including Human Side Corporation, the TN and the Southeast Region of the Arthritis Foundation, and the TN Heart Association among many others. She is past chair of Nashville CABLE’s Advisory Board. Most recently, Jean was appointed a 4-year term to the Tennessee Workforce Development Board by Tennessee’s governor. Prior to ENA, Jean was vice president of human resources and administration for Aspect Communications. As ENA’s chief people officer, Jean is responsible for talent planning, acquisition, retention strategies and people programs supporting corporate culture and business strategies.
Bob Collie, Senior Vice President, Strategy
Bob joined the ENA team in March 2000. He is responsible for strategy, solution development and ongoing management oversight of all technology, carrier relationships, product development and services throughout ENA, ensuring that ENA’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions are designed for the unique needs of education and libraries. Bob’s ability to bring innovative and emerging technologies to ENA’s customers is in part informed by his active participation in regional and national associations such as Internet2 and the Quilt. He has significant experience both integrating new technologies and solutions into existing service approaches, making them more valuable, scalable and reliable, as well as with aggressive technology deployments. Overseeing the overall technical architecture and direction of the company, Bob plays a critical role on ENA’s leadership team. Prior to joining ENA, Bob served as chief technical officer for Telalink Corporation, a regional Internet service provider, and before that as integration project manager for PSINet.
Gayle Nelson, Vice President, Customer Services
Gayle joined ENA in 2004, bringing over 20 years of experience in sales, operations management and customer service with her. At ENA she is responsible for sales, customer-relationship management and business-development activities nationwide. Prior to joining ENA, Gayle held a variety of leadership roles at IBM and was most recently the business unit executive responsible for software sales and account management in a five-state region in the Midwest. She also served as director of sales at Vastera Corporation, a provider of managed service solutions to Global 2000 companies, where she was responsible for sales and account management.
Lillian Kellogg, Vice President, Client Services
Lillian Kellogg has dedicated her career to education and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of educational technology. She is the chair for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) as well as a board member for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), serving in leadership roles on three of their committees: Executive Committee, Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent and Advocacy Auction. Previously a board member and education division co-chair of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), Lillian remains highly active in SIIA. As vice president of client services for ENA, Lillian oversees marketing as well as strategic national partnerships.
Dana Moore, Director, Community and Government Relations
A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Dana was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in the 1980s, where she served on the House Education and Judiciary Committees. She has spent the last 20 years in marketing and business development in both the private and non-profit sectors. Dana came to ENA from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, where she served as director of the popular Early Childhood Literacy Program.
Michael McKerley, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Michael joined ENA in 2000 and is now responsible for both managing ENA’s current suite of products and services, including the underlying technology architecture that enables them, as well as envisioning and delivering ENA’s future product and technology roadmap. He oversees the efforts of ENA’s architecture, R&D, product management, systems engineering, and software engineering teams. Prior to joining ENA, Michael served as a consultant for the state of Wisconsin, where he worked to provide managed network and technology services to more than 25 different state agencies spread across the state. He has also worked at Oracle and Atlas Copco. He is proud to have spent most of his career at ENA and he is passionate about bringing scalable, reliable, useful and even elegant solutions to the nation’s schools and libraries.