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JoAnn Lilek
Experienced Corporate Board Director &
Chief Financial Office

In June 2019, I joined the Advisory Board of Milton’s Distributing and Gordon Logistics, jointly managed family business entities. Milton's Distributing is a multi-state importer and alcoholic beverage wholesaler providing transportation, warehousing, clearing, and distribution to multi-state retailers. Gordon Logistics is a 3PL serving all markets east of the Mississippi. I learned of the opportunity through Board Prospects which I was familiar with because of my involvement with PDA! Also, I was elected as an Independent Trustee and Audit Committee Chair of the Datum One Series Trust, a trademark of Northern Trust in March 2020. This opportunity came about due to a connection from when I Chaired the Lou Holland Trust mutual fund over 10 years ago! Back in 2004 before there ever was PDA, a Founding Member of PDA had introduced me to Lou Holland! The networking that organizations such as PDA provides is a great path to board seats for qualified candidates. 

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