ROBERT “BO” CHILTON, PRESIDENT/CEO
IMPACT Community Action
Bo Chilton is the CEO of IMPACT Community Action, one of the leading human service agencies fighting poverty in Franklin County. With an annual operating budget of $7 million dollars, a staff of more than 75 employees who serve over 25,000 customers annually, IMPACT is on the frontline of the war on poverty and is dedicated to reducing poverty by providing hope-inspiring help and real opportunities for self – sufficiency.
Bo states that the scripture, “to those whom much is given, much is required,” serves as a guiding principle for his life. Bo’s passion for empowering people and building our sense of community is reflected in his work as the immediate past Chair of the Franklin County Human Service Chamber, the Co-Director for the African American Leadership Academy, and as a Board member for Learn 4 Life, Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC), the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA), and the Urban Resurrection Development Corporation.
Originally from Springfield, Ohio, Bo graduated from Wright State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Education in secondary teaching. He also earned a second Master’s degree in Higher Education from the Ohio State University. Bo is a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. His career background includes serving as a middle school and high school teacher in Springfield City Schools, Assistant Director of Career Services at Otterbein College, Academic Counselor and Technology Coordinator for the Arts and Sciences Dept. at the Ohio State University, Legislative Analyst for Columbus City Council, Director of African American Male Initiatives at the Columbus Urban League, and a veteran of the Army Reserves.
Bo and his wife, Audrey Chilton, are the proud parents of 12 year old Brandon Emmanuel Chilton and 8 year old Sydney Aaliyah Chilton.