When the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. introduced their new President and CEO, Sheila Ireland, to the public at a press conference celebrating Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan’s legacy, it was a way to connect the past to the present for the organization.
It was a full circle moment for Ireland personally as well, as it has been the confluence of her past experiences that has ultimately led her to her present role.
“The way I like to tell the story is I’ll say I have spent … 25-plus years in what I call the people business. So I’ve managed HR training, organizational development, [and] OD consulting workforce at the … city and state level, and now I’m at OIC.”