With a passion for people, community, economic empowerment and equity, Nancy Flake Johnson returned to Atlanta in 2008 to become president/CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. Nancy has built a reputation for advocacy for underserved communities and innovative approaches to advancing the black community through economic development, education, workforce development, entrepreneurship, youth development and advocacy for justice, education and equity. Nancy is a collaborator and under her leadership, ULGA has built impactful platforms and partnerships with community leadership, the public and private sectors that meet people where they are that are transforming lives for the better to drive the League’s impact on youth, adults and families throughout metro Atlanta.
Nancy serves on several boards and committees including: the 2018 Transition Team for City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Chairs 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 among other activities. Nancy has been recognized most recently as the 2018 Women of Excellence Award by 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 and a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University in Chicago. Nancy is a native of Detroit, Michigan and a grateful parent and grandparent.