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Nancy Flake Johnson became president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta in 2008. She has served as Vice President of Programs for the Detroit Urban League, led Howard University’s Small Business Development Center, was a tax manager with Coopers & Lybrand, and operated an accounting, tax and consulting practice.

Nancy is a Howard University and DePaul University graduate and has a passion for empowering people and communities, and advancing economic and social justice. She and her team have gained a reputation for delivering impactful programs that focus on education, economic mobility, and development in black communities; developing, delivering, and advocating for education and economic impact policy; and public and private sector partnerships.

Nancy’s community service includes: Serving on the board of Fifth Third Bank, WorkSource Atlanta, Truist Community Reinvestment Advisory Council, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Youth Entrepreneurship Council, Business for America Advisory Council, and the Racial Equity Advisory Council for the National Skills Coalition. Her most recent honors include being recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of 21 Women Who Mean Business for 2020, as a 2020 Tenured Woman of Influence by the Atlanta Business League, and the 2020 Honoree as one of Atlanta’s 500 Most Powerful Leaders by Atlanta Magazine.