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James Wong, Co-Founder of Empowered Ideas and Fuquay Coworking

JAMES C. WONG

Nationally Recognized Speaker. Entrepreneur. Award-Winning Marketing Strategist. Nonprofit Advocate.

Launched a computer repair company at age 10, and 2 years later, became a SysOp for 3 Raleigh, NC area Bulletin Board Systems (BBSs). Launched and published a monthly technology-focused magazine for area tech enthusiasts in 1994.

Marketing/Comms Manager, iContact (2007-2012)

Co-Founder, Empowered Ideas (2010)

Co-Founder, Fuquay Coworking (2014)

Co-Founder, Cortex CoGaming Center (2017)

919.346.1735
James.Wong@EmpoweredIdeas.com

ABOUT JAMES C. WONG

James Wong is a nationally recognized speaker, instructor, digital marketing and communications strategist and passionate social entrepreneur.

Emerging technologies, and the effects of adoption within physical and digital communities, have been a strong focus throughout his career. At age 12, James managed three online communities, supporting over 1,000 North Carolina technology enthusiasts – eventually leading to the management of online communities supporting over 600,000 users worldwide.

From 2007-2012, James served as the Marketing Communications Manager for the iContact Corporation (a division of the Vocus Corporation), an industry leading email marketing services provider, and pioneered digital strategies which spearheaded iContact into the social media marketing industry.

In 2007, James began assisting Chuck Hester, the founder of Linkedin LIVE Raleigh with networking events in the Raleigh, NC area.  In 2010, James and his partner, Virginia Johnson, took over as co-organizers of the popular Bi-Monthly Linkedin LIVE Raleigh Business Networking Events.

Today, James is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Empowered Ideas, a nationally recognized marketing communications firm for small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies — with a diverse coast-to-coast client portfolio. He is also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fuquay Coworking, Southern Wake County’s only creative coworking space designed for small businesses, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, telecommuters, and “mompreneuers.”

His passion for diversity in leadership and community outreach has led to special recognition by the Society of New Communications Research (SNCR)North Carolina Army National Guard, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBA)The Men of Semper Fidelis (MSF), and by Asian Focus of North Carolina.

In addition, James currently serves on the Senior Advisory Council, and is a past President of the RTP Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP); a Marketing Committee Member for the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce (2014-Present); and as the Marketing Chair for the Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ). He has also served as the President of the Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA) in 2012.

Current Board Positions

 

Noteworthy Positions Held

 

Professional Experience

Over 23 years of diverse and proven experience in various fields such as:

  • Emerging Digital Technologies
  • Community Engagement & Mobilization
  • Nonprofit Advocacy & Sustainability
  • Public Health Communications
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Campaigns
  • Addiction & Mental Health Campaigns
  • Organizational Partnerships & Sustainability
  • Branding (Messaging & Visual Development)
  • Marketing Communications Strategy
  • Digital Engagement Strategy
  • Website Development
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Content Strategy & Marketing
  • Personal, Professional, and Brand Reputation Management
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • Emerging Internet Technologies
  • Email Marketing Best Practices
  • Online Community Management
  • Advertising & Media Buying
  • Media Advocacy & Outreach

Noteworthy Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Southern Wake Youth Leadership Initiative, Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Instructor, R.I.S.E. Youth Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge, Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Speaker, Leadership Fuquay-Varina Class of 2017-2018, Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Speaker, CADCA National Leadership Forum, Washington, D.C.
  • Keynote, Washington State Prevention Summit
  • Instructor, NCTTA Community Communications Campaigns (Series), UNCG
  • Instructor, Louisiana Center for Transportation Safety, Webinar Series
  • Instructor, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, CO
  • Instructor, Thompson School District (Thompson C.A.R.E.S.), Thompson, CO
  • Instructor, Safe Yakima Valley, Yakima, WA
  • Montana Department of Public Instruction, Helena, MT
  • Instructor, Yakima Indian Reservation & Mt. Adams School District, WA State
  • Instructor, North Carolina Coalition Initiative (NCCI), Asheville, NC
  • Speaker, Digital Engagement Strategies, Miller Motte College, Raleigh, NC
  • Keynote, North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS)
  • Panelist, Marketing Best Practices, American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Panelist, Politics Online Conference (Washington, DC)
  • Instructor, Digital Marketing & Communications Workshop, Los Angeles, CA
  • Keynote, PRWeb Conference (Las Vegas)
  • Speaker, Digital East (Washington, DC)
  • Panelist, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • Panelist, Email Experience Council (EEC), Miami, FL
  • Panelist, AMA Email Marketing Best Practices
  • Speaker, National Black MBA Association (Speaker Series)
  • Speaker, youREACH Conference, UNC-CH
  • Speaker, North Carolina Coalition Initiative (NCCI), Raleigh, NC
  • Speaker, State of Virginia Prevention Conference (VCU)
  • Panelist, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Region III
  • Commencement Speaker, ITT Technical Institute
  • Speaker, Strategic Branding & Marketing Training (Ada, OK)
  • Speaker, NC Dept. of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Conference
  • Speaker, AHEC State of the Art Conference
  • Faculty, NC Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS)
  • Speaker, Addiction Professionals of NC (APNC)
  • Instructor, Strategic Communications (Duke Medicine), Duke University
  • Lecture, NC State University MBA Association (NCSU)
  • Lecture, Diversity in Media & Marketing, UNC-CH
  • Lecture, Professional Branding, MBA Program, Meredith College
  • Speaker, TAASCON, Duke University
  • Speaker, Networking Through the Bamboo Ceiling, UNC Charlotte
  • Speaker, Professional Networking (NCOSC)
  • Keynote, Digital Marketing Strategies, Duke University
  • Interview, “Is Social Media Working For You? ” UNC-TV: Black Issues Forum
  • Panelist, Women’s Power Networking: Business Alliance Rally
  • Speaker, Asian Focus Conference, NCSU
  • Panelist, Social Media Strategies, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • Panelist, Student Media Workshop, WNCU, (NCCU)
  • Lecture, Digital Marketing Strategies, Duke Center for Documentary Studies
  • Panelist, Social Media Marketing & Business, UpLink Business Networking
  • Speaker, iMedia Conference, MEPNC
  • Panelist, Profits Through Social Media Marketing, ECMTA Atlanta

Notable Accomplishments, Recognition, & Accolades

  • Fuquay-Varina Chairman’s Circle (2017 & 2018)
  • “Rising Star” Award, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
  • Innovate Fuquay-Varina Outstanding Mentor (2015 & 2016)
  • Gentlemen of Style & Substance Award
  • Letter of Appreciation, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Excellence in Corporate Communications, Society of New Communications Research
  • GORUCK GRT
  • SEPM Diversity In Leadership, NC Army National Guard
  • National Black MBA Association Speaker Series
  • Career Development Speaker, Asian Focus of North Carolina
  • Spartan Finisher
  • Commencement Speaker, ITT Technical Institute
  • Outstanding Performance Award, iContact
  • ROTC Outstanding Achievement in Military Leadership, American Legion Post 67
  • Certificate of Achievement, U.S. Marine Corps. League, Tarheel Detachment 733
  • U.S. Navy Area 5 (NJROTC) Leadership Academy Graduate, U.S. Navy (CNET)
  • CHS NJROTC Cadet of the Month, U.S. Navy (CNET)
  • Certificate of Special Commendation, U.S. Navy Mini-Boot Camp, Pisgah NJROTC
Bio

ABOUT JAMES C. WONG

James Wong is a nationally recognized speaker, instructor, digital marketing and communications strategist and passionate social entrepreneur.

Emerging technologies, and the effects of adoption within physical and digital communities, have been a strong focus throughout his career. At age 12, James managed three online communities, supporting over 1,000 North Carolina technology enthusiasts – eventually leading to the management of online communities supporting over 600,000 users worldwide.

From 2007-2012, James served as the Marketing Communications Manager for the iContact Corporation (a division of the Vocus Corporation), an industry leading email marketing services provider, and pioneered digital strategies which spearheaded iContact into the social media marketing industry.

In 2007, James began assisting Chuck Hester, the founder of Linkedin LIVE Raleigh with networking events in the Raleigh, NC area.  In 2010, James and his partner, Virginia Johnson, took over as co-organizers of the popular Bi-Monthly Linkedin LIVE Raleigh Business Networking Events.

Today, James is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Empowered Ideas, a nationally recognized marketing communications firm for small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies — with a diverse coast-to-coast client portfolio. He is also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fuquay Coworking, Southern Wake County’s only creative coworking space designed for small businesses, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, telecommuters, and “mompreneuers.”

His passion for diversity in leadership and community outreach has led to special recognition by the Society of New Communications Research (SNCR)North Carolina Army National Guard, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBA)The Men of Semper Fidelis (MSF), and by Asian Focus of North Carolina.

In addition, James currently serves on the Senior Advisory Council, and is a past President of the RTP Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP); a Marketing Committee Member for the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce (2014-Present); and as the Marketing Chair for the Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ). He has also served as the President of the Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA) in 2012.

Experience

Current Board Positions

 

Noteworthy Positions Held

 

Professional Experience

Over 23 years of diverse and proven experience in various fields such as:

  • Emerging Digital Technologies
  • Community Engagement & Mobilization
  • Nonprofit Advocacy & Sustainability
  • Public Health Communications
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Campaigns
  • Addiction & Mental Health Campaigns
  • Organizational Partnerships & Sustainability
  • Branding (Messaging & Visual Development)
  • Marketing Communications Strategy
  • Digital Engagement Strategy
  • Website Development
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Content Strategy & Marketing
  • Personal, Professional, and Brand Reputation Management
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • Emerging Internet Technologies
  • Email Marketing Best Practices
  • Online Community Management
  • Advertising & Media Buying
  • Media Advocacy & Outreach
Engagements

Noteworthy Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Southern Wake Youth Leadership Initiative, Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Instructor, R.I.S.E. Youth Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge, Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Speaker, Leadership Fuquay-Varina Class of 2017-2018, Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Speaker, CADCA National Leadership Forum, Washington, D.C.
  • Keynote, Washington State Prevention Summit
  • Instructor, NCTTA Community Communications Campaigns (Series), UNCG
  • Instructor, Louisiana Center for Transportation Safety, Webinar Series
  • Instructor, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, CO
  • Instructor, Thompson School District (Thompson C.A.R.E.S.), Thompson, CO
  • Instructor, Safe Yakima Valley, Yakima, WA
  • Montana Department of Public Instruction, Helena, MT
  • Instructor, Yakima Indian Reservation & Mt. Adams School District, WA State
  • Instructor, North Carolina Coalition Initiative (NCCI), Asheville, NC
  • Speaker, Digital Engagement Strategies, Miller Motte College, Raleigh, NC
  • Keynote, North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS)
  • Panelist, Marketing Best Practices, American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Panelist, Politics Online Conference (Washington, DC)
  • Instructor, Digital Marketing & Communications Workshop, Los Angeles, CA
  • Keynote, PRWeb Conference (Las Vegas)
  • Speaker, Digital East (Washington, DC)
  • Panelist, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • Panelist, Email Experience Council (EEC), Miami, FL
  • Panelist, AMA Email Marketing Best Practices
  • Speaker, National Black MBA Association (Speaker Series)
  • Speaker, youREACH Conference, UNC-CH
  • Speaker, North Carolina Coalition Initiative (NCCI), Raleigh, NC
  • Speaker, State of Virginia Prevention Conference (VCU)
  • Panelist, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Region III
  • Commencement Speaker, ITT Technical Institute
  • Speaker, Strategic Branding & Marketing Training (Ada, OK)
  • Speaker, NC Dept. of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Conference
  • Speaker, AHEC State of the Art Conference
  • Faculty, NC Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS)
  • Speaker, Addiction Professionals of NC (APNC)
  • Instructor, Strategic Communications (Duke Medicine), Duke University
  • Lecture, NC State University MBA Association (NCSU)
  • Lecture, Diversity in Media & Marketing, UNC-CH
  • Lecture, Professional Branding, MBA Program, Meredith College
  • Speaker, TAASCON, Duke University
  • Speaker, Networking Through the Bamboo Ceiling, UNC Charlotte
  • Speaker, Professional Networking (NCOSC)
  • Keynote, Digital Marketing Strategies, Duke University
  • Interview, “Is Social Media Working For You? ” UNC-TV: Black Issues Forum
  • Panelist, Women’s Power Networking: Business Alliance Rally
  • Speaker, Asian Focus Conference, NCSU
  • Panelist, Social Media Strategies, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • Panelist, Student Media Workshop, WNCU, (NCCU)
  • Lecture, Digital Marketing Strategies, Duke Center for Documentary Studies
  • Panelist, Social Media Marketing & Business, UpLink Business Networking
  • Speaker, iMedia Conference, MEPNC
  • Panelist, Profits Through Social Media Marketing, ECMTA Atlanta
Recognition

Notable Accomplishments, Recognition, & Accolades

  • Fuquay-Varina Chairman’s Circle (2017 & 2018)
  • “Rising Star” Award, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
  • Innovate Fuquay-Varina Outstanding Mentor (2015 & 2016)
  • Gentlemen of Style & Substance Award
  • Letter of Appreciation, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Excellence in Corporate Communications, Society of New Communications Research
  • GORUCK GRT
  • SEPM Diversity In Leadership, NC Army National Guard
  • National Black MBA Association Speaker Series
  • Career Development Speaker, Asian Focus of North Carolina
  • Spartan Finisher
  • Commencement Speaker, ITT Technical Institute
  • Outstanding Performance Award, iContact
  • ROTC Outstanding Achievement in Military Leadership, American Legion Post 67
  • Certificate of Achievement, U.S. Marine Corps. League, Tarheel Detachment 733
  • U.S. Navy Area 5 (NJROTC) Leadership Academy Graduate, U.S. Navy (CNET)
  • CHS NJROTC Cadet of the Month, U.S. Navy (CNET)
  • Certificate of Special Commendation, U.S. Navy Mini-Boot Camp, Pisgah NJROTC

ABOUT VIRGINIA L. JOHNSON

Virginia L. Johnson is a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant, nationally recognized instructor, facilitator, and communications strategist. Her experience in bridging gaps between nonprofits, government, and corporations along with her expertise in strategic planning, organizational development, event management, and nonprofit sustainability have positioned her as a knowledge leader within several fields.

With a passion for substance abuse prevention, Virginia has managed youth program initiatives, coordinated federal and statewide initiatives, facilitated community mobilization and capacity efforts, developed targeted messaging, and integrated digital advocacy within the nonprofit sector. Virginia is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Empowered Ideas, a marketing communications firm focused on small businesses and nonprofits.

Current Board Positions

  • Co-Founder, Empowered Ideas
  • Co-Founder, Fuquay Coworking
  • Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Cortex CoGaming Center
  • Our Children’s Place Advisory Board Member | 2017-Present
  • Marketing Committee, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce | 2014-2017
  • Board Member, NC Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS) | 2011-Present

 

Noteworthy Positions Held

 

Professional Experience

Over 23 years of diverse and proven experience in various fields such as:

  • Sustainability
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Community Mobilization
  • Communication Systems
  • Grant Writing
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Online Reputation & Brand Management
  • Emerging Internet Technologies
  • Website Development & SEO
  • Social Media Strategies & Tactics
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • Engagement Marketing
  • Content Marketing & Strategy

Noteworthy Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Southern Wake Youth Leadership Initiative, Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Instructor, R.I.S.E. Youth Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge, Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Speaker, CADCA National Leadership Forum, Washington, D.C.
  • Keynote, Washington State Prevention Summit
  • Instructor, NCTTA Community Communications Campaigns (Series), UNCG
  • Instructor, Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT
  • Instructor, Safe Yakima Valley, Yakima, WA
  • Instructor, Mt. Adams School District, White Swan, WA
  • Instructor, North Carolina Coalition Initiative (NCCI), Asheville, NC
  • Speaker, Digital Engagement Strategies, Miller Motte College, Raleigh, NC
  • Keynote, North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS), Greensboro, NC
  • Panelist, Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • Instructor, Digital Marketing & Communications Workshop, Los Angeles, CA
  • Speaker, Digital East Conference (Washington, DC)
  • Speaker, NAADAC Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN
  • Speaker, National Prevention Network Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA
  • Speaker, North Carolina Coalition Initiative (NCCI), Raleigh, NC
  • Speaker, State of Virginia Prevention Conference (VCU)
  • Speaker, 34th Annual SALIS Conference, Reno, NV
  • Speaker, Strategic Branding & Marketing Training (Ada, OK)
  • Speaker, NC Dept. of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Conference, Greensboro, NC
  • Speaker, AHEC State of the Art Conference, Greenville, NC
  • Faculty, NC Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS)
  • Speaker, Addiction Professionals of North Carolina Spring Conference (APNC)
  • Instructor, Strategic Communications (Duke Medicine), Duke University
  • Speaker, North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS), Wilmington, NC
  • Speaker, Parent Resource Conference, Raleigh, NC
  • Speaker, North Carolina State Prevention Conference, Winston-Salem, NC

Accomplishments, Recognition, & Accolades

  • “Rising Star” Award, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
  • Coastal Horizons Center The Flo Stein Award, Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
  • Art of Prevention Award, Addiction Professionals of North Carolina
  • Wonder Women Award, North Carolina Centers for Prevention Resources
  • GORUCK GRT
  • Spartan Finisher
  • Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (CSAPC)
  • 15 Years of Service Award, Coastal Horizons Center
  • Fuquay-Varina Chairman’s Circle (2017 & 2018)
  • Innovate Fuquay-Varina Outstanding Mentor (2015 & 2016)
  • Letter of Appreciation, Virginia Commonwealth University
Bio

ABOUT VIRGINIA L. JOHNSON

Virginia L. Johnson is a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant, nationally recognized instructor, facilitator, and communications strategist. Her experience in bridging gaps between nonprofits, government, and corporations along with her expertise in strategic planning, organizational development, event management, and nonprofit sustainability have positioned her as a knowledge leader within several fields.

With a passion for substance abuse prevention, Virginia has managed youth program initiatives, coordinated federal and statewide initiatives, facilitated community mobilization and capacity efforts, developed targeted messaging, and integrated digital advocacy within the nonprofit sector. Virginia is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Empowered Ideas, a marketing communications firm focused on small businesses and nonprofits.

Experience

Current Board Positions

  • Co-Founder, Empowered Ideas
  • Co-Founder, Fuquay Coworking
  • Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Cortex CoGaming Center
  • Our Children’s Place Advisory Board Member | 2017-Present
  • Marketing Committee, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce | 2014-2017
  • Board Member, NC Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS) | 2011-Present

 

Noteworthy Positions Held

 

Professional Experience

Over 23 years of diverse and proven experience in various fields such as:

  • Sustainability
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Community Mobilization
  • Communication Systems
  • Grant Writing
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Online Reputation & Brand Management
  • Emerging Internet Technologies
  • Website Development & SEO
  • Social Media Strategies & Tactics
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • Engagement Marketing
  • Content Marketing & Strategy
Engagements

Noteworthy Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Southern Wake Youth Leadership Initiative, Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Instructor, R.I.S.E. Youth Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge, Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Speaker, CADCA National Leadership Forum, Washington, D.C.
  • Keynote, Washington State Prevention Summit
  • Instructor, NCTTA Community Communications Campaigns (Series), UNCG
  • Instructor, Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT
  • Instructor, Safe Yakima Valley, Yakima, WA
  • Instructor, Mt. Adams School District, White Swan, WA
  • Instructor, North Carolina Coalition Initiative (NCCI), Asheville, NC
  • Speaker, Digital Engagement Strategies, Miller Motte College, Raleigh, NC
  • Keynote, North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS), Greensboro, NC
  • Panelist, Triangle Association of Black Journalists (TABJ), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • Instructor, Digital Marketing & Communications Workshop, Los Angeles, CA
  • Speaker, Digital East Conference (Washington, DC)
  • Speaker, NAADAC Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN
  • Speaker, National Prevention Network Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA
  • Speaker, North Carolina Coalition Initiative (NCCI), Raleigh, NC
  • Speaker, State of Virginia Prevention Conference (VCU)
  • Speaker, 34th Annual SALIS Conference, Reno, NV
  • Speaker, Strategic Branding & Marketing Training (Ada, OK)
  • Speaker, NC Dept. of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Conference, Greensboro, NC
  • Speaker, AHEC State of the Art Conference, Greenville, NC
  • Faculty, NC Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS)
  • Speaker, Addiction Professionals of North Carolina Spring Conference (APNC)
  • Instructor, Strategic Communications (Duke Medicine), Duke University
  • Speaker, North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies (NCFADS), Wilmington, NC
  • Speaker, Parent Resource Conference, Raleigh, NC
  • Speaker, North Carolina State Prevention Conference, Winston-Salem, NC
Recognition

Accomplishments, Recognition, & Accolades

  • “Rising Star” Award, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
  • Coastal Horizons Center The Flo Stein Award, Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
  • Art of Prevention Award, Addiction Professionals of North Carolina
  • Wonder Women Award, North Carolina Centers for Prevention Resources
  • GORUCK GRT
  • Spartan Finisher
  • Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (CSAPC)
  • 15 Years of Service Award, Coastal Horizons Center
  • Fuquay-Varina Chairman’s Circle (2017 & 2018)
  • Innovate Fuquay-Varina Outstanding Mentor (2015 & 2016)
  • Letter of Appreciation, Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Johnson, Co-Founder of Empowered Ideas and Fuquay Coworking

VIRGINIA L. JOHNSON

Nationally Recognized Speaker. Entrepreneur. Award-Winning Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (CSAPC).

Bridging gaps among nonprofits, government, and corporations; along with expertise in strategic planning, organizational development and nonprofit sustainability.

Knowledge leader in several fields – including a passion for substance abuse prevention. Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant since 2001.

Coordinated federal and statewide initiatives, community mobilization and capacity efforts, and developed targeted messaging campaigns and integrated digital advocacy within the nonprofit sector.

919.346.1735
Virginia.Johnson@EmpoweredIdeas.com

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