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Ossie Mills

I have the honor of being the Vice President of Global Communications and Marketing at Oral Roberts University (www.ORU.edu). Besides being responsible for the traditional and non-traditional communications and marketing efforts, my responsibilities also include being the Executive Director of Empowered 21 (www.empowered21.com) and CEO of the GEB America Television Network (www.gebamerica.com)

This is my personal blog.

My life is about helping people expand their influence by exhibiting thoughtful Spirit empowered, authentic leadership.

My goal is to create thoughtful, practical, relevant materials that can be put to work immediately. If you are in a position of leadership—or aspire to be—then this blog maybe useful to you.

MY TOP POSTS

If you are new to my site, you might want to start with my most popular posts. Here is my top two in each category:

Influence

3 Steps to mentoring employees to success

One year later: Is there hope for Haiti?

Leadership

3 Leadership reminders for the greater good

6 Steps to building a communications strategy

Media Tips

5 Social Media Tips for Beginners

Key Social Media Outlets for NPOs

You can also check my archives for a list of every post I have written or use the search function to find other posts that may be of interest.

MY BIOGRAPHY

I have over 30 years of experience in media, management, marketing communications, content creation and distribution both for profit and NPOs in the faith based community. I have been engaged in significant and unique leadership roles in television, production, marketing, interactive communications and commerce development.

My accomplishments are demonstrated by a wide array of relationships and an outstanding track record of sustainable results.

From 2003 to 2010, I was the Executive Vice President of Inspiration Networks & Ministries. In this capacity, I was responsible for all content and development activities. I oversaw all relationship marketing and communications activities including print, Internet, television, syndication, major donor management, capital campaigns, and new technologies. My scope of management extended from strategic planning through implementation and included on-air promotions, partner relations, and a wide range of global fund-raising activities.

Prior to 03, I was President/CEO of Belmont Mills Entertainment. In 6 years, BME grew to be a premier provider of family values’ content for networks like ESPN, A&E, Discovery, Fox Family Channel, Hallmark, TBN, FamNet, INSP and ION. Also BME developed a roster of major clients (including nationally-known speakers, denominations, and NPOs). In addition to leadership and strategic planning, BME provided marketing, production, syndication, research, and a wide range of management services.

From 93-97, I was Vice President of Programming, Promotion and Marketing for INSP – The Inspiration Networks. As this organisation came out of bankruptcy, I was part of the leadership team that established INSP in a highly competitive media environment with distinctive programs and high quality production values. INSP became known for it’s popular block of inspirational entertainment programming which feature many award-winning series and specials, including “Night of Joy” from Walt Disney World and the “True Love Waits” concert from the Mall in Washington, D.C.

Throughout my career I have developed a track record of achieving extraordinary results by forming teams of people and organisations to accomplish sustaining results. I am passionate about building synergistic partnerships and I believe relationships are key to the success in life as well as professional mission accomplishment.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

3 Emmys, 10 Telly Awards, 2 Cable Aces, 15 Angel Awards, 3 International Communicator Awards, a CBA Impact & Dove Award.

In addition, I also received the Hero’s Medal from the Philippine government for the documentary produced during the “yellow revolution,” The Shaking Has Started.”

ACTIVITIES

Convoy of Hope, Board Member

Next Generation Institute, Board Member

Forest Hill, Council of Elders (former)

Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Board of Advisors (former)

National Religious Broadcasters, Member

Direct Marketing Association, Member

Empowered21 Global Council, Membwe

MY CONTACT INFORMATION

You can contact me via email (homills83@gmail.com) or follow me on Twitter(@ossiemills) or on Facebook (http://facebook.com/ossie.mills).

DISCLAIMER

This is my personal blog. The opinions that I express here do not necessarily represent those of Oral Robert University or any clients that I may represent from time to time. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, relevancy, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its publishing.