February CBC Virtual Luncheon
Thu, February 18
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TRANSPORTATION TEN YEARS FROM NOW
American entrepreneur Robin Chase once said, “Transportation is the center of the world. It is the glue of our daily lives. When it goes well we don’t see it. When it goes wrong it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities.” That skillful execution Chase mentions can’t come without precise planning.
No group in Greater Cincinnati knows more about this in regards to transportation than the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments or OKI. Join us during our February 18 CBC Virtual Monthly Luncheon, when OKI Chief Executive Officer Mark Policinski talks about how transportation technology will change our lives significantly over the next decade. For instance, here is how he thinks driverless cars will change our world. “Commuting will be a pleasure and will shape where we live and work. Drones that deliver people and boxcars of freight, not just packages. Electric vehicles will dominate car sales by the end of this decade; what happens to everything from gas stations to oil companies? Car ownership will be a thing of the past; what happens to parking lots and parking garages? And, the important point is that all the technology needed to make this happen is, as much as, thirty years old. The tsunami has already started and it will take us into the future.”
OKI holds the purse strings for the millions of dollars ($40 million in the last calendar year) in surface transportation the federal government allocates to our region. The agency is a council of local governments, business organizations and community groups committed to developing collaborative strategies to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of the region. We hope you’ll join us.
Mark Policinski is celebrating his 30th year as a CEO, the past 19 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, Mark 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.
He has served on many public and private sector boards. Mr. Policinski is active in Mater Filius Queen City, an organization providing support for new, at-risk mothers.
For the past 18 years, Mr. Policinski has been named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Leaders the Cincinnati region.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Indiana University with concentrations in political science and economics and Master of Economics from Western Kentucky University.