Will Lucas is the founder and CEO at A William Lucas Company (AWLCo) which is home to Creadio: a brand marketing technology agency servicing nationally recognized brands since 2007, and Classana: an online software platform that helps companies organize educational resources. He’s also one of the few young minority TEDx organizers in the United States, curating TEDxToledo.
Will hosts the OF10podcast which highlights prominent minorities in technology startups including founders, engineers, and managers from Pinterest, Dropbox, Snapchat, Facebook, and others. The podcast has been featured in iTunes.
Lucas was named to the University of Toledo Board of Trustees by Governor John Kasich in February 2016. The governor also appointed Will to the Ohio Casino Control Commission in 2013 – to which he was reappointed for a second four-year term in 2017, and the Ohio Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, which he currently serves as Chairman, in 2014. He was appointed Co-Chair of President Obama’s Ohio Small Business Committee in 2012.
He is a songwriter and is listed as a co-writer on the track “How ‘Bout It”, found on the second studio album, Special Occasion, from R&B artist Bobby Valentino. The album, certified Gold by the RIAA, has sold over 500,000 copies.
TechCrunch – 40 Diverse People In Tech Who Made Big Moves In 2015 (2015)
Business Insider – The 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology (2014)
NBC New’s ‘The Grio’ – Top 10 Blacks in tech to look out for in 2013 (2013)
Business Insider – The 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Tech (2013)
Will graduated with Associates and Bachelors degrees in Technical Studies and Organization Technology, respectively, from the University of Toledo.