Jill is a Commercial Contracts Manager with Hitachi Vantara Corporation supporting commercial, state and local government, and healthcare customers.
Having over 25 years of experience in the High-Tech industry, she garnered skills and experience in contract negotiation and management, proposal development and preparation, strategic planning, litigation, and community outreach during her tenure at industry leading companies Dell and HP.
Advancing the dreams of her son Bakari, Jill serves as CEO of Bakari Luxury Sportswear (BLS). Jill also serves in various ministries at her church and volunteers in the community. She loves developing new relationships and is passionate about helping others; as an outreach to families who have lost loved ones through tragedy, she is the Founder and President of the Bakari Foundation. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Jackson State University, a Paralegal Certificate and is also a Certified Christian Counselor.
Jill resides in Austin, TX with her husband, Phil. They have two adult children, P.J. and Jory. Their sons Darrion and Bakari now both rest in peace with our heavenly Father.