Norristown, PA – The Montgomery County OIC Board of Directors has named Kymyetta Oglesby the new President & CEO of Montgomery County OIC.
Oglesby’s leadership background in nonprofits, hospitality, and entrepreneurship, combined with her life-long passion for and involvement in community-based programs, helps to advance the organization’s mission. “I am thrilled that Kymyetta is leading us in this next stage of our growth,” says Board Chair Ben Gilbert. “She will lead the day-to-day operations and is well-positioned with her background and experience to further grow our marketing and fundraising while enhancing our continuing community outreach initiatives.”
A native of the Philadelphia area, Oglesby served as General Manager for the WoodSprings Hotel chain and was a Consultant for the Carver Hotel Group in Florida. She managed operations, sales, marketing, eCommerce, and revenue management. With her passion for leading community-based organizations, Oglesby founded and became executive director of several nonprofit organizations. She quickly achieved significant grant writing, marketing, and fundraising successes while targeting critical social media platforms. Kymyetta drove a culture of processes that led to high-performance teams and exceeding revenue budgets.
Kymyetta attained an M.B.A. and Bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate for Education Leadership at Keiser University. Oglesby served in the U.S. Army Reserves, receiving an Honorable Discharge.
“As a Philadelphia, PA native, I am excited to return to lead one of Montgomery County, PA’s prominent nonprofits; the Montgomery County OIC organization. This opportunity is exciting because it combines my passion and experience for leading community-based organizations while adhering to the mantra of Dr. Leon Sullivan; help people help themselves“, says Oglesby.
Kymyetta Oglesby succeeds the prior President, Denise Ashe, who successfully served the Montgomery County OIC organization for over 20 years.
Montgomery County OIC
Montgomery County Opportunity Industrialization Center was established in 1966, using the already successful model of the Philadelphia OIC, founded by Rev. Leon Sullivan. OIC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to training county residents to gain employable skills to become productive patrons of the community. In addition, we are active in the revitalization efforts of the Municipality of Norristown and Montgomery County. OIC takes pride in the fact that we work with a diverse population, including the Norristown Area School District.
OIC’s primary goal is to help stamp out illiteracy which causes many of the social problems in Montgomery County. It has been established that poverty, juvenile delinquency, crime, and a lack of social awareness all stem from illiteracy. Research has shown that children born in poverty are likelier to leave school before graduation. Therefore, OIC feels it is imperative to reach as many adults and children as possible. Our past and continued success depend upon the financial generosity of our friends in business, community organizations, public and private funding, as well as individual contributions. Thank you for “helping us to help others to help themselves.”