Warren-based nonprofit Winning Futures has announced that Victor C. Edozien has been elected to its board of directors.
Edozien is the chairman and CEO of New Boston, Mich.-based SET Enterprises, which is a member of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. Edozien is considered an expert in growth strategies and corporate turnaround. A U.S. Army veteran, he is the author of “Raising All Boats,” an autobiography on his journey to entrepreneurship.
“There is a moral obligation to serve the community in which you live and work,” says Edozien. “Winning Futures’ Workforce Prep program is the tool needed for the youth in our community. Serving as a board member is an opportunity for me to become involved in the growth of future entrepreneurs and business leaders.”
Edozien is a Wharton Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of both the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Entrepreneur’s Organization. Additionally, he serves on the boards of Ars Nova, a not-for-profit off-Broadway talent hub, and Athletes Unlimited, a nonprofit for aspiring athletes with disabilities.
“We’re very excited for Victor to join our board,” says Kristina Marshall, president and CEO of Winning Futures. “His passion for helping students achieve their dreams combined with his business brilliance will significantly help us as we build and grow our program.”
Winning Futures is a nationally recognized organization that prepares teens to be successful in careers through workforce preparation, life skills development, strategic planning, mentoring, and scholarship programs. Since 1994, it has worked with 49,000 students and awarded $1.9 million in scholarships.