King Chosen To Lead OIC Of America’s Expansion, Currently Representing 31 Affiliates Across 19 States, And Responsible For Placing 2.5 Million People In Jobs.
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, December 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- For the first time in its history, OIC of America, Inc. (OICA) named one of its own, Louis J. King II, to step up as president and CEO of its national office, effective
January 4, 2022.
King will be moving to the national stage after having led one of OICA’s most successful affiliates–Summit Academy OIC in Minneapolis, MN–as president and CEO since 1995.
“We have worked diligently to identify a CEO that aligns with our mission and, more importantly, can execute on the Board’s vision,” said OIC of America’s Board Chair, James Talton. “Louis has provided exceptional leadership to Summit Academy OIC and the City of Minneapolis.”
The spike in violent crimes across this country has impacted many of the communities in which we serve. Our network continues to stand firm in our commitment to "helping people help themselves," and that extends into violence prevention.
According to Mapps' office, citing data from Portland's Police Bureau, between June 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, more than 1 in every 1,000 Black residents in Portland died of homicide. In response to the most recent wave of tragedy, the Portland OIC launched their Public Safety Village initiative this summer to have a "direct" and "immediate" impact on the community. The village is a group of 11 grassroots, Black-led organizations guided by individuals who have been involved or impacted by violence in the streets of Portland in the past.
Please take a look at the CNN story released on the work being done by Portland OIC to reduce violence by bringing our services to the streets.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH the CNN News report.
To learn more about Portland OIC's work to reduce violence in Multnomah County, click HERE.