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August 28, 2023

OIC Philadelphia elects Steven Scott Bradley to Chairman of the Board as Organization Approaches 60th Anniversary

OIC Philadelphia elects Steven Scott Bradley to Chairman of the Board as Organization Approaches 60th Anniversary

Philadelphia, PA — August 28, 2023 — OIC Philadelphia, a venerable workforce development organization that has served the Philadelphia community for nearly six decades, is pleased to announce the election of Steven Scott Bradley to Chairman of the Board. This transition comes as OIC Philadelphia approaches its momentous 60th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in the organization's commitment to empowering individuals through education, training, and employment opportunities.

“Steven is a visionary entrepreneur who has left an indelible impact on the city through his remarkable contributions in business, civic leadership, and philanthropy. Steven embodies the true essence of positive change and empowerment, and we couldn't be more excited to have his leadership during this pivotal year in the organizations' history.” said Sheila Ireland, President & CEO.

Bradley brings a wealth of experience to this role, having excelled in his professional career as President & CEO of Bradley & Bradley Associates, an insurance firm that was acquired earlier this year by fast-growing Atlanta firm, OneDigital. Now, Bradley dedicates his time to civic ventures and serves on the board of several organizations including: The Philadelphia Foundation, The Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange, WHYY, The Philadelphia Ballet, The First African American Baptist Church, and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia.

"I am truly honored to take on the role of Chairman of the Board at OIC Philadelphia, especially as we approach such a significant anniversary. OIC has been a beacon of hope and progress for our community for the past six decades, and I am excited to work alongside CEO, Sheila Ireland, and her team to continue fostering positive change and expanding opportunities for those we serve," said Bradley.

OIC Philadelphia was founded in 1964 by Reverend Dr. Leon H. Sullivan with a commitment to addressing systemic employment challenges faced by underserved individuals in the city. Over the years, the organization has evolved to offer a variety of workforce training programs connecting individuals to family sustaining wages with career ladder opportunities. Under the leadership of former Board Chair Atif Bostic, OIC Philadelphia has made remarkable strides, and Steven Scott Bradley is poised to build upon this strong foundation.

As OIC Philadelphia gears up for its milestone anniversary, Steven Scott Bradley assumes his role with gratitude, enthusiasm, and a stead fast commitment to the organization's core values of workforce development, social justice, and economic empowerment.

For media inquiries or more information, please contact: 

Drew Bergman

Chief Advancement Officer



About OIC Philadelphia

OIC Philadelphia, founded in 1964, is a historic workforce development organization committed to providing education, training, and employment opportunities to underserved individuals in the Philadelphia community. With a legacy spanning nearly six decades, OIC Philadelphia has empowered countless individuals to overcome employment barriers and achieve economic independence.

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