GCE Welcomes Mark Mellott, COO of IT at GCE

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Pensacola, Fla. (June 9, 2020) – Global Connections to Employment (GCE) an affiliate of Lakeview Center, Inc., recently welcomed Mark Mellott as its chief operating officer over the Information Technology business line. 

Mellott will travel to multiple work sites across the nation to oversee EITS contracts, but his primary office will be located in Northern Virginia. He is eager to help lead sustainable, positive change in the life, development, and success of persons with disabilities. 

Previously, Mellott served as a senior director of strategic engagement for Cerner Corporation, where he was responsible for research and innovation for Cerner Government Services. He built and maintained relationships with veteran and military service organizations to inform development and outreach within the federal government, health care industry, and veteran and military communities. 

Mellott retired from the U. S. Army after more than 24 years of service in the Medical Service Corps. He led field missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans, and earned numerous awards and recognitions, including two Bronze Star Medals, during his advancement from the rank of private to lieutenant colonel. 

Mellott received his doctorate degree in Policy Studies from Clemson University and a master’s in Public Administration in Management Information Systems from Troy University. He holds two academic appointments, with Medical University of South Carolina and Clemson University, and teaches graduate classes on leadership, advanced information systems, and IT for nonprofit organizations, among others. Mellott is published in peer-reviewed academic and professional journals and has presented his work at various conferences and consortia.