Chair Appoints New Board Members

Monday, December 10, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. (December 10, 2012) – The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools, Inc. chair appointed three new members to its board of directors.


  • Michael Ison, the Senior Vice President, Central Florida Private Banking Manager at BMO Financial Group, has over 30 years of experience in the areas of wealth management and commercial lending. As the Central Florida Market Manager, Mike works with high-net-worth individuals and families, serving as their primary resource for all of their financial needs. Prior to joining BMO, Mike served as chief executive officer for First National Bank of Florida, and most recently served as a partner in the Private Client Group for Alabama National. Mike holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Seminole State College. Mike is a licensed investment and insurance representative in the state of Florida and a graduate of Emory University National Trust School and the University of Florida, Florida School of Banking.


  • Orlando Magic's Community Relations and Cause Marketing Manager Latria Leak has a degree in Telecommunication News and a Sports Management minor from the University of Florida. She holds a Masters of Arts in Communication Management and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta public service sorority. Latria also serves on several community boards and committees including the BETA Center board of directors, Orange County Art Education Center committee and UCF's Multicultural Academic and Support Services Advisory Board. She was recently selected as one of Orlando Woman Newspaper's Women to Watch 2012.


  • Dr. Joyce C. Romano is Vice President for Student Affairs at Valencia College. She has 30 years' experience in residence life, student activities and student services at community college and four year colleges and universities. She has experience with diverse student populations and has designed and implemented programs for students from middle school through college graduation. Dr. Romano has a B.A. in Psychology from State University of New York-College at Cortland, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Central Washington University, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Kansas.

Michael Ison, BMO Financial Group

Latria Leak, Orlando Magic

Dr. Joyce Romano, Valencia College

Michael Ison
BMO Financial Group
Latria Leak
Orlando Magic
Dr. Joyce Romano
Valencia College