Camille Johnson served as Chief Operating Officer of JOURNi, a Detroit-based tech education nonprofit. As COO, she developed the organization's operational capacity; created strategic partnerships; facilitated fund development; led grant writing; and conceptualized and organized the 2017 Detroit Tech Equity Week.

This year, Johnson founded BLK/BOOK, a strategic consulting agency; previously, she also co-founded , she has also cofounded the digital and media services Black Bottom Archives and Your Black Friends.

“I credit my professional success to my willingness to take risks and eagerness to learn. I have used every experience as an opportunity to develop my leadership, hone my skills, expand my expertise, connect with mentors, and learn the best strategies to develop unique, sustainable initiatives.”

A native Detroiter, Johnson is deeply passionate about her city. She serves in leadership roles with the Eastside Community Network and Return 2 Detroit.

“I feel compelled to create programs, projects, and resources that empower our residents. Rather than contribute to the brain drain, I chose to pursue my passion here because I believe that Detroit is the best place to use my talents and expertise. We're on the precipice of great change, and I hope that my contributions will be part of the legacy we're building.”

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Michigan in 2012.

Meet Camille at the Vanguard Awards! Click HERE to join the celebration!