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Annual Meeting 2017: Key Note Speakers

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is an award-winning journalist, communications specialist, and thought leader. Currently Johnson is President for the Baltimore based strategy firm JIJ Communications. In this roll he provides strategic insight and messaging consulting to clients in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Johnson has maximized his expertise in communications, political campaigns, and strategic consulting to create a unique career committed to developing solutions and systemic change.

Johnson works with clients to develop strategy, solutions, and content that merge effective tradition with innovative methodology for the purpose of positive change and market impact. He has a gift of creating non-traditional partnerships and progressive eco-systems by utilizing meaningful relationships developed in the entertainment, non-profit, and government sectors.

Johnson is the CEO and co-founder of Elite Voices Speakers, a premier bureau he founded with journalist Marc Lamont Hill. He recently sat with President Barack Obama for BET News and provides regular content on TheRoot.com and the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show. Jeff formally served as National Director for the Youth & College Division of the NAACP and held an appointment by Russell Simmons as the Vice President of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN). In 2014 Jeff worked with Steve Harvey on his New York Times Best Seller, Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success and every Monday through Friday he leads Manhood Legacy Prayer, a daily prayer call attended by nearly 500 men a day.

Jeff has committed much of his personal and professional life to the development of young people and continues to support youth leadership all over the country. He serves on several boards including the Morehouse Research Institute, The Cleveland Foundation’s African-American Philanthropy Committee, and the historic Lincoln Theatre in Columbus, OH. Jeff is the honored husband of Jacqueline and the proud father of Madison, Myles, and Malcolm. 

 

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