The Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) announced today it reluctantly accepted the resignation of President Michael Carnuccio effective December 31, 2015. Carnuccio, who served as OCPA’s president for six years, has been nominated to the organization’s Board of Trustees and will transition into that role beginning January 2016. This change will allow him to move into a leadership position with a soon-to-be-announced organization.
Statement from Dr. David Brown, Chairman and Founder

“While we are certainly saddened to learn Michael will be leaving his post as President of our organization, everyone affiliated with OCPA sincerely appreciates the dynamic leadership Michael has provided over the past six years. He set a course early during his tenure to reenergize and reassert OCPA as a formidable force in formulating and advancing tried-and-true conservative public policies and principles in Oklahoma. He has succeeded in building an organization with considerable influence. There is no doubt, OCPA is stronger today because of Michael’s leadership, abilities and adherence to conservatism. We wish him the best with his new opportunity and we know he will remain a positive and persuasive force for conservative policies in Oklahoma.” 
Statement from Michael Carnuccio

“This was not an easy decision for me. OCPA is an incredible organization deeply passionate about making our state better and stronger by promoting conservative policies and principles. Serving as President the past six years has been a humbling and rewarding experience. I remain grateful to the OCPA Board for the opportunity they presented to me to lead this organization. The staff at OCPA is second to none. They are talented, hard-working and unwavering in their devotion to carrying out the mission. It was an honor to serve them as president of OCPA, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve them as a member of the Board. As I move on to my next adventure, I am confident OCPA will remain the steady stalwart of conservatism in Oklahoma. I am also excited about the future and look forward with high anticipation to announcing a new venture in the coming weeks.”
About the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) was founded in 1993 as a public policy research organization focused primarily on state-level issues. OCPA conducts the research and analysis of public issues in Oklahoma from a perspective of limited government, individual liberty and a free-market economy.