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He has also practiced as a Consultant for Safety and Environmental Compliance to the Oil and Gas Industry and within the Government both in Nigeria and USA in the last 30 years.
Although Ini is a chemist by training, he has pioneered several innovative ideas for the welfare of the public. In 2015, Ini pulled together a group of passionate professionals who started Health and Safety Practitioners Association (HASPA) in Nigeria.
John served as Director of Marketing at KSBJ Educational Foundation, Head of Production at Mattel’s Creative Advertising Services, and Station Manager for Lone Star College’s educational television station. In his volunteer and professional positions, John has orchestrated award winning advertising to raise awareness and funds for The United Way, Village Learning and Achievement Center, Make A Wish Foundation, The American Breast Cancer Research Foundation and others.
Bosede Ozavogu Airhia is currently a doctoral student majoring in Education Administration at Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston Texas. She comes with immense experience to the Board having been the CEO of Schekinah Mentors – a nonprofit organization assisting high school dropouts to acquire their GED, equipping ex-convicts with the necessary tools geared towards seamless integration into the society, and providing basic computer training/technology to students.
She is happily married with a daughter.
He has been recognized with awards as the Owner/GM of the year 2011-2012 and 2014-2015 in the UBA; UBA Most Outstanding Coach of the Playoffs 2014-2015 and UBA North Head Coach All Star team 2013,2015,2018. Western Conference UBA Champions 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 and 2018-2019. UBA National Semi-Finalist 2012 and 2015.
Coach Franklin recruits and train youths who are aspiring to pursue professional career in the game of basketball whether in USA or Internationally.