Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Jodi Lewis Replaces Dana Shadid as ED of Oklahoma Community Institute

After more than ten years with the Oklahoma Community Institute, Dana Shadid stepped down as Executive Director July 1. She said,
I am excited about slowing down a bit and I am more excited about the
future of OCI. The organization has come a long way since 1995 when Nance
Diamond and the original board of directors acted on their vision of an
organization that focused on empowering local citizens to improve their own
communities. Working with some great board members and staff, I have done
what I can to continue to build on that vision. Now it is my pleasure to
pass that on to someone else to ensure that OCI continues to work for Oklahoma

The OCI board selected Jodi Lewis -- current Director of Development and Planning -- to move into the role of Executive Director. Their press release read:
In addition to her work at the Community Institute, Jodi serves on the City
Council for the City of Piedmont and the board of Places, a Piedmont voluntary
organization that supports the city library and other cultural activities. She
was recently named to the board of United Way of Canadian County. She was also
selected as one of OKC Business's 40 Under 40 this year. Jodi is a graduate of
Oklahoma State University with a BS in Agribusiness. Jodi brings an enthusiasm
and commitment to the position that will serve the organization and Oklahoma
communities very well.

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