DC Business and Civic Leader Marie C. Johns Joins Hager Sharp Board of Directors

Today, Hager Sharp announces the appointment of Marie C. Johns, longtime business, civic and government leader, to its Board of Directors. Johns currently leads L&L Consulting, LLC, has served as Deputy Administrator of the US Small Business Administration, President and CEO of Verizon Washington, founding chair of the Washington DC Technology Council, and has received over 100 awards for her leadership and community service.

“Marie brings a wealth of experience in business development, organizational effectiveness, and public policy,” said Hager Sharp CEO Lynne Doner Lotenberg. “As an integrated, idea-driven agency, we share Marie’s commitment to making a difference inside and outside of the halls of our company.”

Johns is widely recognized as an effective business leader and a champion for the community. As head of Verizon, she created a job-training program that placed over 400 teens in communications jobs. At Bell Atlantic, she spearheaded efforts to bring high-speed internet to DC public schools.

She serves as a Trustee of Howard University, on the Board of the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church and is a valuable member of the Girl Scouts of the National Capital Area’s Women’s Advisory Board. She has served as a board member, president or chair of the DC Chamber of Commerce, the Federal City Council, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Economic Club of Washington, Leadership Greater Washington, the YMCA of Greater Washington, and the International Women’s Forum of Washington DC.  She was a candidate for DC Mayor in 2006.  She is a member of the Greater Washington Business Hall of Fame and one of Washingtonian Magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Women.”

“We’re looking forward to Marie being part of Hager Sharp and putting her skills to work for the agency,” said Hager Sharp Board Chair Barbara Davis Blum. “Marie’s whole career shows the power of being committed to both corporate success and social good.”

Hager Sharp is a full-service, employee-owned communications agency that has dedicated more than 40 years to “ideas that make a difference” – communications for organizations committed to improving health, advancing education, transforming communities and making meaningful change in the world.


Source: Hager Sharp News

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