Loretta L. King

Board Member

As a former elected official for Reynoldsburg City Schools and Vice President of the School Board, Loretta King has had the unique opportunity to utilize her skill sets to assist district leaders in understanding strategies that promoted fiscal responsibility, program integration, community activism and open dialogue. She and fellow board members were responsible for ensuring the delivery of innovative, high quality and cost effective education of 7,000 students, with a budget of $65 million dollar. While she was on the Board Reynoldsburg City Schools was voted one of America’s top high schools for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum. King was also instrumental as co-chair in helping the district pass a successful operating levy in 2011 after multiple failed attempts through community organization and grass root marketing efforts.

During her tenure as the Senior Director of Programs for the Columbus Urban League, King was responsible for the administration of programs and service delivery of the Community Engagement and Empowerment, and Housing Services Departments. She developed clear strategies necessary to market community programs, provide outcome driven goals, increase revenues, and manage projects - all while keeping an eye on the bottom line.

Previously, King served as the Assistant Director of the Housing Advisory Center for Homeport. She administered over a quarter of a million dollars in mortgage assistance and over 1.3 million dollars in down payment assistance to Central Ohio residents. She worked as a Community Development Specialist with Huntington Mortgage Group where she originated mortgages for first time homebuyers, and also worked with government and community organizations for the need of affordable homes and lending products within central Ohio.

King volunteers and is currently the President of her Home Owners Association, and as the Financial Secretary of the Retired Armed Forces Association. Lastly, King believes that to be successful you must foster and cultivate a positive dynamic team learning environment.

King holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Franklin University. She has received multiple Community Service awards, including the Martin Luther King Unity Celebration Award and the National Urban League’s Transformative Leadership Award in Housing Counseling.