Otis N. Glover BPO Diversity Council Co-Chair

Otis N. Glover is the program creator and coordinator for “Steps to Succeed=Steps to Achieve” Academy of Empowerment at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center.  This government funding program helps societal reentry customers with job preparation, search, career growth and success. To date, 413 of 678 Academy graduates have found gainful employment. He created partnerships with WUFO radio mix 1080am, Pepsi Cola of WNY, and United Healthcare Community Plan He also created the HVAC/EPA 608 Type #1 certification partnership initiative. Otis is the co-chair and a founding member of the BPO's Diversity Council. Previously, Otis served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, where he planned and created the signature Regional War of 1812 kick off ceremony celebration with the Canadian Government Consulate at Delaware Park with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He was Vice President for Government and Community Affairs for Kaleida Health Corporation. There, he led the Kaleida Health / Building Trades Vision 2020, a $50,000,000 community development initiative which today is called UB 2020. He also created the Minority Men’s Health Initiative, in partnership with The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the National Association for Health Services Executives serving as the National Public Policy Chair. Otis was the President and CEO of the early-2000s Karibana Buffalo, a Carribean parade and celebration which drew 20,000-30,000 people annually and attracted significant corporate and government support. His varied resume also includes time as a consultant for the Erie County Democratic Committee and as a Disease Control Investigator for the New York State Health Department,.