Myneca Ojo is a former Mayor, an author, entrepreneur and the past Director of Diversity and Inclusion with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and as the Manager of Diversity & Inclusion with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration.
Ms. Ojo has held the position of Project Director for the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Center’s Texas Minority Business Opportunity Committee (TMBOC) and as the Project Director with the Texas Conference of Black Mayors, overseeing an association of 44 members and their municipalities.
She has also worked with the Texas House of Representatives as the Assistant Bill Clerk and as a business owner, trained the nation’s local leaders with the National League of Cities.
Ms. Ojo actively serves in numerous community, service and board positions. Currently, she is a board member with the United Way of York County, the Tradition’s Bank Hanover Women’s Advisory Board and was appointed by the Mayor of Harrisburg as a member of the City of Harrisburg Mayor’s Equity Roundtable.
She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.(AKA) and the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) Previously, Ms. Ojo served as a board member with the Hanover YWCA and as a member of the Austin Independent School Board Consortium.
Ms. Ojo holds a Bachelors and Masters work in Political Science from Texas State University; a Master’s of Science In Management and Leadership from Western Governors University, and Organizational Development certificate from Stanford University.
She currently resides in York County, Pennsylvania, where history was made when she became the first African-American Mayor, and only second woman to serve in the Hanover borough leadership position. Ms. Ojo enjoys listening to jazz, hiking, golf and Zumba in her spare time.