Sam Dickens

Chief Operations Officer

Samuel Dickens serves as the Chief Operations Officer of Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., a community based, not-for-profit organization in Rocky Mount, NC. He is responsible for all the operational aspects of the Family Medical Center, Health Services, Education and Contract Services.   OIC is a full-service family resource center providing comprehensive employment, training, business, health and primary medical care services for individuals who are considered “at risk” underserved, and working poor. OIC serves over 1,500 people monthly.  A Graduate of Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC, (B.S. Business Administration and Minor in Business Education) currently, a participant in the Ladder to Leadership Program.

Over his career, he was Vice President of the UCHS (Mental Health Provider) wherein, he advised on aspects of business operations (financial, HR, and business growth), Project Manager for the LAC Group (Facilities Maint. Comp) manage Construction projects from beginning to completion. As owner, President and CEO of Premier Circuit Assembly, Inc (Manuf.Co) he was responsible for all aspects of business operations and employed over 500 people.

Mr. Dickens is an Associate Minister at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Whitakers NC, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Board as chairperson for the Nash Community College, Rocky Mount, NC, , and Board of Director of Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council. Earlier in his career he served on the Board of the Rocky Mount YMCA, Nashville Boys and Girls Club, BB&T Bank and Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce.


At OIC, our attentive staff is available Monday through Friday to assist you or answer your questions.

402 E. Virginia Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27802

(252) 977-3730

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