Dana Johnson

Dana Johnson serves as Senior Director of Strategy and Federal Policy at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, and leads the organization’s work to build power and grow capacity for Federal climate and environmental justice action. During her tenure at WE ACT, Dana has conceptualized and served as the primary driver of national advocacy and policy-setting efforts, such as the Dirty Deal permitting fight, Justice40rward funding initiative, Clean Air for the Long Haul Cohort regulatory campaign, and Wrong Direction energy policy storytelling project, that advanced equity in Federal decision making. Prior to her current role, Dana served in nonprofit leadership roles with YMCAs in Chicago and Washington, DC and client service and operations roles at global, mid-sized and boutique communications firms.  

Dana is a sought after thought leader and has lectured at Georgetown University and Washington & Lee University and participated in conversations hosted by the New York Bar Association, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Water Club, Roosevelt Institute, and Tishman Environment and Design Center. Dana earned Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing and Master of Business Administration in Management degrees from Roosevelt University. She is a Board Member of Green 2.0 – a non-profit organization that believes that the voices and leadership of a powerful environmental movement must be as diverse as the causes’ it champions. She also is on the Advisory Council of the State Energy & Impact Center of NYU School of Law.

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