Mr. Mark R. Policinski joined the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) as executive director in November 2003. Prior to starting with OKI, Mr. Policinski held senior level positions in the private sector including chief executive officer 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 where he was an advisor to members of Congress regarding economic matters. His work on incentive-based changes in the tax code helped usher in a major shift in the economic policy of the United States. He also served as the associate deputy secretary with the U.S. Department of Commerce under President Ronald Reagan. In this position, he was a senior manager of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s $2 billion budget and 35,000 employees.
Mr. Policinski has served as vice-chairman of the Board and chairman of Financial Affairs Committee on the Board of Trustees at Wilmington College. He currently serves on the Ohio Governor’s 21st Century Transportation Task Force.
He is a graduate of Indiana University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with concentrations in political science and economics. Mr. Policinski also earned a Masters in Economics from Western Kentucky University.