M. Persia Oliver is an entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in starting, managing and growing businesses. Currently CFO of Odyssey IP, a non-profit community outreach organization. Ms. Oliver is also a community leader and philanthropist.. As CFO of Odyssey IP, Ms. Oliver organizes several community outreach events throughout the year to empower the community. In 2016, Ms. Oliver was presented with the Shirley Chisholm Award for Public Affairs, by the Honorable Sheila Y. Oliver, Speaker Emeritus NJ General Assembly. In 2014, she received recognition as one of the Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity from Diversity Plus Magazine and appeared in the May/June 2014 edition of the magazine. In 2013, she was named one of the top 25 Leading Woman Entrepreneurs of New Jersey, by the Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners and appeared in the October 2013 & February 2014 edition of New Jersey Monthly Magazine, for her advocacy efforts. In 2011, the City of Newark issued Ms. Oliver a Resolution for her unwavering commitment toward improving the quality of life of the residents of NJ and beyond.