Alencia Johnson

Culture + Politics + Justice

Alencia Johnson leads at the intersection of social justice and culture change, cultivating over a decade of experience marrying cultural cornerstones — activism, politics, corporate and entertainment — together to achieve justice. As Founder and Chief Impact Officer
of 1063 West Broad — a social impact agency specializing in the intersection of culture, impact and purpose — Alencia connects brands, organizations and people to mission driven solutions.

She has worked for the presidential campaigns of President Barack Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and was a senior advisor to now President-elect Biden’s campaign. Alencia has also held national roles at Planned Parenthood and GEICO — leading efforts in each organization
to address systemic issues facing marginalized communities through brand, engagement and narrative strategies. At Planned Parenthood, she was the architect behind the “Stand With Black Women” branding and framework.

Alencia has been recognized by Harvard University with a “Woman of the Year” award, EBONY Magazine’s “Power 100” list of influential African Americans and PRWeek’s “40 Under 40” list and more. She serves on the Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation’s
Social Justice Fund board of directors and was appointed to the Virginia Council on Women by Governor Ralph Northam.

Alencia is a sought-after thought leader and cultural critic featured on MSNBC, BET, NPR, Washington Post, ESSENCE, Glamour and more.

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Culture + Politics + Justice

Named to EBONY Magazine’s “Power 100” list of influential African Americans and PRWeek’s “40 Under 40” list, Alencia Johnson leads at the intersection of social justice and culture change. She is a social impact, brand engagement and communications strategist with
corporate, political and non-profit experience and is a highly sought after cultural commentator and advisor.

As the Chief Impact Officer and Founder of 1063 West Broad — a social impact agency specializing in the intersection of culture, impact and purpose — Alencia connects brands, organizations and people to mission driven solutions. Alencia has cultivated over a
decade of experience harmoniously marrying cultural cornerstones, i.e. activism, politics, corporate and entertainment, together to address today’s most pressing issues.

Alencia was a Senior Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign, developing Black media and culture strategies. Earlier in the 2020 presidential cycle, she served as the National Director of Public Engagement for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign
— managing strategic rollouts of Senator Warren’s policy proposals utilizing media strategies, surrogate endorsements, cultural moments and in-person events.

Prior to that, she spent six years at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she engaged political, media, entertainment and corporate organizations and influencers to shift mainstream culture with positive, inclusive and factual perceptions of gender equity
and women’s rights. Alencia was the architect behind Planned Parenthood’s infamous “Stand With Black Women” branding and framework, developed the framework for Planned Parenthood’s engagement with broader social justice issues, and managed cultural partnerships
including the WNBA, SXSW, Sundance Film Festival, Essence Music Festival and more. On behalf of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, she developed election strategies with Secretary Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

In 2012, Alencia served on the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama, managing surrogate and influencer strategies. She began her career at GEICO’s corporate headquarters executing the company’s social responsibility communications.

Alencia has regularly been seen on MSNBC, NewsOne, BET, Huffington Post Live, and featured in NPR, Washington Post, ESSENCE, Glamour and more. Alencia has also been recognized on “The Root 100” list of influential Black leaders for her role as an activist, as well
as a “Champion in PR” by PRWeek and received the Woman of the Year Award from Harvard University’s Black Men’s Forum. She serves on the Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation’s Social Justice Fund board of directors and was appointed to the
Virginia Council on Women by Governor Ralph Northam.

A native of Virginia, Alencia received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Leadership Studies from Christopher Newport University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and currently resides in Washington, DC. Alencia can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @AlenciaJohnson.

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