Mark Policinski, OKI
Mark Policinski is celebrating his 26th year as a CEO, the past fourteen years with the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI). Prior to OKI, Mr. Policinski held senior-level positions in the private sector, including CEO of the Brown Publishing Company and vice president of The CoStar Group.
Before moving to Cincinnati, Mr. Policinski worked in Washington, D.C., as a senior economist for The Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill and as the associate deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce under President Ronald Reagan.
Mr. Policinski has served on many public and private sector boards. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors for the Mill Creek Council of Communities, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Association of Regional Councils and, most recently, was appointed chair of the Ohio Rail Development Commission by Governor John Kasich. He is the 2014 recipient of the Walter Scheiber Leadership Award, given to the CEO of a regional organization for outstanding leadership and advocacy by the National Association of Regional Councils. He has also judged for the Annual McCloskey Business Competition for the University of Notre Dame. For the past 14 years, Mr. Policinski has been named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Leaders in our region.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Indiana University with concentrations in political science and economics. Mr. Policinski earned a Master of Economics from Western Kentucky University.
Mr. Policinski’s first novel was published in September, 2013.
OKI is a council of local governments, business organizations and community groups with a board consisting of 117 people, 77 of whom are elected officials. OKI is federally mandated and approves approximately $40 million in transportation funds for construction and planning projects throughout its eight-county, three-state region.