Speaker Bio

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Nancy Johnson
President and CEO/Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Nancy  Flake  Johnson,  President  and  CEO  of  the Urban  League  of  Greater  Atlanta,  is  an advocate  for urban and economic development, education, workforce development and advancing the black community through economic empowerment. She has led the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Inc., since 2008 and she is passionate about partnerships and collaborations as a strategy to support youth, adults and families to move up the economic  ladder.

During her tenure, the League has expanded its workforce programs to provide broader support to in-school and  out  of  school youth, young  adults, the  long  term  unemployed, job  seekers  with  barriers  to employment,  professionals, and returning citizens.  The League’s revenue has grown five-fold and the agency has secured more multi-year funding that is enabling the League to provide the in-depth support job seekers often need to achieve their goals that results in greater impact on the people and communities the League serves.

She is an active member of the Georgia Education Equity Collaborative and serves on the City of Atlanta Workforce Development Board, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Better Education Standards Coalition, the Emerald Cities Task Force, and the National Urban League’s Education, Workforce, Health and Housing Task Forces.