Marie C. Johns


Marie, president of L&L Consulting LLC, is the former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). She served as chair of the President’s Interagency Task for on Veterans Small Business Development, as President and CEO of Verizon Washington, and is a Trustee of Howard University.

Marie has received over 100 awards for her leadership and community service, including the National Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business Award; the DC Chamber of Commerce’s Women Leadership Award; and the Greater Washington Board of Trade’s Leader of the Year Award. She is a member of the Greater Washington Business Hall of Fame and one of Washingtonian Magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Women.”

She holds a BS and MPA degrees from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs from Indiana University. She was also awarded honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters degrees from Trinity University (Washington, D.C.), Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.

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Senior Media Planner/Buyer

Are programmatic ads something you’re intimately familiar with? Do you enjoy wading into data to make strategic media recommendations? Know the difference between character counts for paid Facebook ads and organic Facebook posts?