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Keith B. Key

Keith B. Key CEO, KBK Enterprises, Omni Management Group

As CEO of Keith B. Key Enterprises, and Omni Management Group, Keith brings a host of banking disciplines and entrepreneurial skills to the operations and financial management of both corporations. Keith has been involved with over $1 billion dollars of real estate development inclusive of residential, commercial and religious-oriented projects.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Keith received his B.S. in Economics from The Ohio State University and is a former OSU football player. Following graduation, he entered a career in banking with The Huntington National Bank. During his tenure at the bank, Keith became one of the founding fathers of The Huntington’s nationally recognized Community Centered Banking Program. Keith’s banking career provided him with experiences in the areas of Trust, Investments, Commercial Real Estate Lending, Small Business Lending, Mortgage Banking, and more. Later, he embarked upon a career in bank consulting with P.T. & Associates where he managed seven sites, aiding The Huntington National Bank’s affiliates in the implementation of the Community Centered Banking Program and community development projects. Along with managing seven sites, Keith worked directly with over 150 churches and faith-based institutions. After a successful career in banking and bank consulting, Keith, along with partner Adam Troy, founded Omni Management Group (OMG). OMG, in addition to working with banks and private corporations, engaged in real estate development. OMG, in only a few years, became one of America’s largest African American real estate development firms. OMG has completed single and multi-family housing, as well as commercial office projects, primarily in urban communities. In an effort to expand in real estate development and business formation, Keith founded Keith B. Key Enterprises. KBK Enterprises is a multidimensional corporation, strategically positioned to develop real estate in urban America and to form business enterprises to serve businesses and governmental bodies. KBK Enterprises has offices in Columbus, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, and New Orleans, LA. As a further commitment to KBK Enterprises mission of “changing lives by going beyond bricks and sticks,” The KBK Foundation was formed. The KBK Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit which provides community supportive services to residents of properties either owned or managed by KBK. The Foundation’s primary focus includes: quality affordable housing, economic development, social services, entrepreneurship, and Section 3 training.

Keith has also provided community service and leadership to the following organizations: Columbus State Community College Foundation; Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church; The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Omega Charities; The Ohio State University Alumni Association, The Ohio State University Foundation, and numerous other committees and councils. He recently contributed $1 million to support the Office of Student Life’s Center for Student Leadership and Service. The office has been appropriately renamed The Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service.

Keith was also the first non-pastor board member of the Housing Commission of the National Baptist Convention. Keith is married to Donica D. Key. They have two daughters, Danielle and Darienne and one son, Keith Brandon.

Eric Troy

Eric Troy, M.A. Program Director, Keith B. Keith Social Entrepreneurship Program

3072 Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 247-8053
troy.11@osu.edu

Eric serves as the program director for the Keith B. Key Social Entrepreneurship Program in the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University. He also manages the faith-based initiative for the Office of the President.

Eric has served in leadership positions for Ohio State’s Office of Outreach and Engagement and the Todd A. Bell Resource Center on the African American Male. Under his direction the center obtained national exposure with a 92% first year retention rate along with establishing an early arrival program and the Gathering of Men Program.

Eric has over three decades of experience in the areas of education, advertising, marketing and sports development in both North America and South Africa. He has worked with the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Board of Regents and Fortune 500 corporations such as Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Nationwide Insurance and South African based Telkom, S.A. In addition, he has advised professional athletes in the area of brand and image marketing representing MLB, NFL and the NBA. He has been featured on NPR and ESPN Sports Classics.

Eric received his BA in marketing from Morehouse College and holds an MA in Sports Management from Ohio State. He is listed in Who’s Who in U.S. Executives, is president of the Morehouse College Columbus, Ohio Alumni Chapter and serves on various boards and committees. Eric, his wife Gayle and their daughter Raykale reside in Gahanna, Ohio.