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Ken’s Biography

  

Family and Early Beginnings


 

  • Born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Eddie W. Price (deceased) and Louvenia Price, a marriage that lasted until his father’s death in 2005.
  • Great siblings and accomplished siblings — Maxine, Darryl, and Shawn.
  • Grew up in the best community in the US; Silverton, a first ring suburb.
  • Grateful for his family, community, faith leaders, and Ken-Sil Athletic Association
  • Graduated from the prestigious Walnut Hills High School.
  • BS in Computer & Information Science from The Ohio State University (1983)
  • MBA in Finance from the University of Cincinnati (1990)
  • Proud father of three wonderful girls – Kristen, Lauren, and Kennedy. 

 

Professional Snippets


Ken has won a number of awards for extensive work in corporate, small business, and consulting settings, across a number of industries, and involving a range of cross-discipline results. His leadership includes: launch of a federally-chartered community development financial institution [CDFI]; implementation of a US Department of Commerce funded multi-tenant Software as a Service [SaaS] solution; coordination of a national team’s competition for a $800 million waterfront development project. Analytics projects range from State of Ohio implementation of Workforce Investment Act [WIA], City of Cincinnati department wide operations research, feasibility study of a healthcare distribution center, and policy analysis of a $980 million school facilities construction program.

His IT work at The Procter & Gamble Company delivered business intelligence, market analysis, systems engineering solutions, and supply chain improvements. Ken developed pharmaceuticals R&D technology that: 1) complemented robotics-integrated processes and supported 300+ chemists, pharmacologists, biologists, and toxicologists; 2) enabled electronic FDA submissions; and 3) managed chemistry and test data (e.g., molecular structure, attributes, invitro/invivo assays) for 10,000+ compounds. As member of a Customer Business Development [CBD] multifunction team, he provided IT solutions and analytics that supported 25 million annual cases. His implementation of EDI was P&G’s first with a national warehouse club retailer. Mr. Price developed cost reduction software that led to lower product returns at PG’s 100 largest retailers. His design of statistical models improved retailer and channel demand forecasting associated with product launches. In addition, Mr. Price wrote complex logistics algorithms to optimize the truckload configurations and transportation of P&G goods from its network of manufacturing plants and distribution centers to the many thousands of retailer distribution centers and stores. He regularly presented analyses to senior retail executives, converting supply chain savings into additional sales volume.

Ken was a Systems Engineer at Computer Sciences Corporation where he consulted at AT&T Networking Engineering following the Bell System divestiture and introduction of digital/special services. There , he served on a enterprise leadership team to redesign processes and systems that integrated Bell Laboratories, AT&T Marketing, AT&T Network Engineering, and AT&T Switching Centers in response to the restructured organization and new telecommunications tariffs. He also worked at Electronic Data Systems, developing solutions for the financial services industry.

Activities and Honors 


Ken’s civic activities have included: Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati; founding of GILEAD Computer Consortium to teach youth how to build, diagnose, and refurbish computers as well as run a private company; Junior Achievement as an instructor in the Project Economics program. Mr. Price is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., where he served as President of Zeta Chapter at The Ohio State University. He has been inducted into a number of academic honor societies, including Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, and Delta Mu Delta.

Commitments


Ken is committed to the ideas of knowledge transfer. He is completing a 8-year authoring project on a 3-volume/1,000 book series under the heading The New Urbanomics, a comprehensive look at re-positioning America’s urban places. He also led the founding of and authors whitepapers to GraniteRG.com, an online repository of policy analysis and research. He is an experienced public speaker and panelist, having presented at two White House Conferences, a number of national faith-based and community meetings, and workshops sponsored by corporations and universities.

 

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