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Jeffrey D. Kok

Chief Information Officer

Jeffrey D. Kok serves as the Chief Information Officer for Mill Creek Residential Trust and is a member of the Audit and Administrative Committee. In his role, Mr. Kok oversees responsibility for Mill Creek’s Technology and Cybersecurity efforts. Mr. Kok has been with Mill Creek since December 2015 and has developed a robust technology team to drive innovation and automation across development, acquisitions, construction, property management, and the national services functions.

Prior to joining Mill Creek, from 2005 to 2015, Mr. Kok worked for Celanese International Corporation {NYSE: CE}, a global technology and specialty materials company that engineers and manufactures a wide variety of products essential to everyday living. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion, with approximately 67% generated outside of North America. Mr. Kok held a variety of positions at Celanese and ascended quickly through the ranks. His most recent role at Celanese was Head of Information Security (CISO – Chief Information Security Officer) with overall responsibilities for SAP Security, the Security Operations Center, Security Architecture, and Process Control Networks. He led remediation efforts and developed the strategy for the company with regards to data classification, data protection, and monitoring.

Prior to Mr. Kok’s appointment to Head of Information Security (CISO), he established and managed a Vendor Management Office that drove tens of millions of dollars per year in savings to the IT budget through outsourcing and moving the entire SAP enterprise system to the cloud with a Platform as a Service model. His role within Vendor Management went beyond the borders of IT Procurement into technical architecture and design. Prior to his Vendor Management role, Mr. Kok served in a variety of roles as a Program Manager, Project Manager, Technical Analyst and Intern.

Mr. Kok graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems.


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