Nancy Flake Johnson

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Nancy Flake Johnson
President + CEO/Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Nancy Flake Johnson is President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, where she has developed and steered a committed and qualified team to create impactful programs that meet people where they are and guide them toward financial and economic empowerment.

In partnership with businesses and other nonprofit organizations, she has increased the League’s impact on housing, education, career focused workforce development, business development and job opportunities in underrepresented communities.

Nancy serves on several boards and committees including: the 2018 Transition Team for City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and chaired the Jobs and Opportunity Policy Sub-Committee, Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Workforce and Economic Development, WorkSource Atlanta Board, Atlanta Speech School Board of Advisors, National Urban League Jobs Task Force, Metro Atlanta Chamber Committee for a Better Atlanta and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Coalition, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Atlanta Transit Expansion Advisory and the Georgia Education Equity Coalition. Nancy has been recognized most recently as a 2018 Women of Excellence Award by the Atlanta Tribune Magazine, the National Urban League’s Woman of Empowerment 2017, Atlanta Business League’s Most Influential Women of Atlanta for 2012-2017; and the Howard University School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award. Nancy is a member of the class of 2010 of Leadership Atlanta.

Nancy earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and received a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University in Chicago. Before joining the leadership of the Urban League in Detroit in 2006, Nancy operated the Howard University Small Business Development Center in the University’s School of Business where she inaugurated innovative programs that elevated attention to diverse entrepreneurs and business leaders around the nation and operated her own accounting and consulting firm in her hometown of Detroit.

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