"Leadership is the cornerstone to success regardless of one’s station in life."

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management

Director of Information Technology Manatee County Sheriff's Office

Certifications:

2012       Leading with Emotional Intelligence

2013       7 habits of Highly Effective People

2014       Crucial Conversations

2014       Regional Leadership Forum

2015       Leadership Manatee

2015       Academy of Leadership

2016       Excellence and the Academy of Leadership

2017       Coaching – A strategic tool for effective Leadership

2018       Practitioner Myers Briggs (MBTI)

2018       Certified Coaching through College of Executive Coaching

2018       Certified Practitioner in Emotional Intelligence EQi-2.0

Lorraine

Williams

A dynamic professional with over 25 years experience in leadership

Lorraine Williams is a dynamic professional with over 25 years’ experience leading others.  She’s a proven team builder, with a strong focus on process and performance optimization.   This April, Lorraine will have celebrated her twelfth year serving as the Director of Information Technology for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. 

Noteworthy prior professional endeavors include serving in guidance roles for the Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin.  Throughout her career, Lorraine’s underlying passion has been and continues to be Leadership Development.  Lorraine feels strongly that leadership is the cornerstone to success regardless of one’s station in life.  She feels most privileged having the opportunity to have spent several years in the classroom teaching and grooming IT technicians to become certified systems engineers.  Lorraine earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Washington State University.  She also holds several formal certifications in systems engineering as well as professional training.

On a local level, Lorraine recently established a Leadership Coaching program within her agency that was endorsed and promoted by the Sheriff.  The process is based on Leadership Values, Principles and Emotional Intelligence.  Elsewhere, she has conducted several seminars across the globe, working with groups in the UK, Germany, and the USA.  Lorraine feels that mentoring has enabled her to learn, grow, and most importantly “pay it forward.”  Her other charitable interests include her work with Guardian Ad Litem, The Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Humane Society.”