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Milton Jones was first elected to the board in 2005. Through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), he has earned certifications for Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD), Board Leadership Certificate (BLC), and the Director Gold Credential (GOLD), awarded to less than 25 percent of EMC Directors nationally.
A Senior Systems Engineer at IBM Corporation, Milton retired in 2001 after nearly 33 years in information technology and training assignments. After IBM, he completed several other IT and training engagements, including eight years with Greenway Health, a healthcare IT leader based in Carrollton.
A graduate of the Executive MBA Program at Georgia State University, Milton earned his Master of Business Administration degree in 1992. He subsequently taught for nine years as part-time Instructor of Management in GSU’s Robinson College of Business.
Milton is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He has a passion for serving veterans and volunteers with several veteran service initiatives. He also led events to have the Vietnam War Certificate of Honor presented to more than 150 Vietnam-era veterans, both in the GreyStone Power service area and in the East Point community.
A past director of the GreyStone Power Foundation, he continues to serve actively in his community and as a deacon at First Baptist Church East Point. Milton and his wife, Barbara, reside in south Fulton County. He has three daughters and three grandsons.
“It continues to be an honor and privilege for me to serve our members, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve another term on the board of directors! I remain energized by the challenge of providing our members with reliable electric service at a reasonable cost – and not just reliable power, but also resilient and sustainable. As the factors affecting the grid and our power supply keep changing, my experience, knowledge, and commitment helps me to better serve our members. Working with my fellow directors and management, I look forward to another term of continued service,” Milton says.
“More than a year before he retired from the board, the former GreyStone director from my district urged me to consider running. My immediate response was, 'Thanks for considering me but no, I don’t have time to take on another commitment.' Over several months, I was eventually persuaded to submit my application for consideration. I was then nominated and elected in 2005. I’ve been blessed with a number of fulfilling experiences during my professional life, but from the start, serving on the board has been one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve had," Milton adds.