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Morning Conversation: Jeffrey Johnson, chief , Minority Business Development Division, Development Services Agency

04.18.16 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Greater Cleveland Partnership, 1240 Huron Road East, Cleveland, OH 44115

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to a Morning Conversation with Jeffrey Johnson, chief of the Minority Business Development Division of the Development Services Agency.

The division supports the growth and sustainability of Ohio minority businesses by providing technical assistance, access to capital and bonding, and connection to business opportunities through the Minority Business Assistance Centers.

Johnson was named division director in 2015. He is responsible for leading the state’s efforts to help develop and grow minority-owned businesses in Ohio. He works closely with the Ohio Minority Business Advisory Council and seven Minority Business Assistance Centers around the state to support the agency’s efforts.

Previously, Johnson was vice president, government and nonprofit lending at JP Morgan & Chase, where he provided expertise on bonds, loans and tax credits. He has more than 20 years’ experience in business banking along with 15 years’ experience working with government municipalities and community organizations.

Johnson is also active in his community, where he has served as a board member of the New Albany Joint Park District, New Albany Plain Local School District and the Columbus Urban League.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a master’s of business administration from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

About the GCP Morning Conversation speaker series

“GCP Morning Conversation” is a series of informal, off-the-record meetings with elected officials and other notable persons in the area of politics and public affairs.

Members of the Greater Cleveland Partnership who are engaged in, or interested in, such issues attend these sessions for networking and discussions about political and public policy topics of current interest.

The Morning Conversation series is sponsored by:


Contact us with questions or for more information at or call 216.592.2376.

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