Lenora joined IMB in 2022 and leads strategy, operations and community impact work for IMB Partners. She brings 16 years of diverse experience from prior roles including operations, private equity and investment banking.
Prior to joining IMB Partners, Lenora was the Chief Operating Officer at the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) for seven years. There, she managed DC PCSB’s internal operations, talent, organizational development and culture, data/IT systems, and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining DC PCSB, Mrs. Mills was the Chief Operating Officer at Harlem Village Academies, a network of five public charter schools in New York City, where she led all school operations, including data and technology, facilities, budgeting, HR, compliance, and legal issues, strategic planning, and organizational culture. Mrs. Mills began her career in investment banking, at UBS Investment Bank, and private equity, at ICV Partners, in New York.
Lenora has a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business/Finance from Howard University and her MBA and Master of Education from Stanford University.
She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for E. L. Haynes Public Charter School.
Passions: Lenora enjoys spending time with her family, riding her Peloton bike, planning themed birthday parties and celebrations for her children, and supporting organizations working towards educational equity
Favorite Vacation Spots: Turks and Caicos and her hometown Richmond, Virginia
Favorite Book: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson