Oyauma Garrison: CEO of the Year 2020 finalist
Small nonprofit finalist: Oyauma Garrison, CEO, A Kid Again
Oyauma Garrison serves as the president and chief executive officer for A Kid Again, a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing adventures for children facing life threatening conditions. With his 2017 appointment, the agency established a new national headquarters in Columbus with plans for growth. Garrison is a former insurance company executive of over 20 years. He worked at State Farm, Nationwide, Allstate and Jacobson, and serves as a director on the board of Buckeye Insurance. Garrison has been recognized for his civic contributions by the Oho General Assembly and Columbus City Council. He also is the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from Franklin University and the United States of America Presidential 2014 Gold Standard Award. Garrison holds a bachelor’s degree from Denison University and an MBA from Franklin University. A Kid Again served more than 2,200 families across Ohio in 2019 and generated $3.5 million in revenue.