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Mr. Erik Johnson

Erik C. Johnson



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Mr. Johnson is the founder and president of Ivy Development Agency, a development company that provides supplier diversity and inclusion consultation as one of the many development solutions offered to general contractors, construction management firms and owners located in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. His company was instrumental in Toledo Public Schools achieving 23% inclusion on phase six of their Build for Success program and the Toledo Lucas County Library achieving an unprecedented 30% inclusion on the construction of the Mott Branch Library. The Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio commissioned his company to produce a report that addressed the barriers that preclude minorities and women from entering the building trades and Ivy Development provided guidance to the Lucas County Port Authority during the development of their Diversified Contractors Accelerator Program.


In addition to his work with Ivy Development, Mr. Johnson has facilitated diversity and inclusion workshops for the University of Toledo, managed the University of Toledo Minority Business Development Center and worked with the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce in their Minority Business Assistance Center program. 


Mr. Johnson is the recipient of the Harry C. Alford Business Professional of the Year award presented by the Toledo African American Chamber of Commerce.


Raised in Warren, Ohio, he now resides in Toledo, Ohio with his wife and two sons.


Erik is a Graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management.  He enjoys watching movies and attending church. 

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