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Entrepreneur joins non-profit as Chief Strategy & Operations Officer

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has named Peter Ocsody as its Chief Strategy and Operations Officer.

An avid entrepreneur and an educator of entrepreneurship, for the past five years Ocsody has been working with the foundation and the FutureMakers Coalition’s guiding team on various projects as well as providing workshops to its staff and its non-profit tribe members.

In his new role as the Chief Strategy and Operations Officer, he is responsible to assess, formulate and execute various organizational changes in order to prepare the foundation for its next phase of growth.

“I’m excited to refine and enhance the organizational strategy of the foundation so that it can serve its mission of regional change for the common good,” he said. “As the head of both strategy and operations, I will also work hard to ensure high-quality alignment between those two, making the operations able to efficiently support the organization’s strategic development for applicable social impact-making and innovation.”

Ocsody has worked with and developed several tech-based startups since the beginning of his career. As a consultant he advised and helped the development of startups and small businesses as well as developed workshops, bootcamps and progressive courses for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. He has also taught university entrepreneurship courses as an adjunct instructor.

He completed his undergraduate studies in economics from the University of Miskolc while minoring in engineering. Ocsody received his MBA from Maharishi University of Management with an emphasis in organizational development. He studied advanced project management at Stanford University and he is expected to receive his Ph.D. in management this June from Maharishi University of Management.

In addition to the Community Foundation and FutureMakers, Ocsody is an active community member and has volunteered as a martial arts instructor for the last 18 years. He has also volunteered on advisory and judging panels of entrepreneurial projects led by high school and university students and is a member of the advisory board of Dunbar High School.

About the Southwest Florida Community Foundation

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, founded in 1976, cultivates regional change for the common good through collective leadership, social innovation and philanthropy to address the evolving community needs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Foundation partners with individuals, families and corporations who have created more than 400 philanthropic funds. Thanks to them, the Foundation invested $6.8 million in grants and programs to the community. With assets of more than $126 million, it has provided $78.2 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves since inception. The Foundation is the backbone organization for the regional FutureMakers Coalition and Lee County’s Sustainability Plan. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s regional headquarters are now located in the historic ACL Train Depot at Collaboratory in downtown Fort Myers, with a satellite office located in LaBelle (Hendry County). For more information, call 239-274-5900 or visit

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