Willie Johnson, Jr., PhD

County Supervisor, District 13

Company: Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States



  • 100 Black Men of Greater Milwaukee
  • Community Insurance Corporation (vice-chairman)
  • Economics Wisconsin (board member)
  • Finance Committee & Intergovernmental Relations Committee (vice-chairman)
  • Housing Opportunity Partnership for Southeastern Wisconsin and Strategies to Overcome Predatory Practices of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (task group member)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. (Life Member)
  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
  • Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council (member)
  • Milwaukee Community Justice Council (executive committee) (evidence-based decision-making policy team)
  • Milwaukee County Capital Improvements Committee
  • Milwaukee County Commission for Persons with Disabilities
  • Milwaukee County Committee to Redevelop the Park East (member)
  • Milwaukee County Department of Family Care Managed Care Organization Governing Board (secretary, treasurer)
  • Milwaukee County Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Steering Committee (chairman)
  • Milwaukee County Historical Society
  • Milwaukee County Pretrial Services Advisory Board
  • Milwaukee County Task Force on Segregation and Race Relations
  • Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH)
  • Milwaukee Urban League
  • MMFHC Advisory Committee (member)
  • National Association of Black County Officials
  • National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter (legislative/policy committee member)
  • National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (Diamond Life Member)
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Director’s Circle Plus Charter
  • Neighborhood Housing Services/NeighborWorks of Milwaukee (board member)
  • Pension Study Commission (chairman)
  • Riverwest Neighborhood Association, Great Harambee Neighborhood Initiative
  • State Department of Administration Veteran-Owned Business and Minority Business Opportunities (former member)
  • State of Wisconsin Minority Business Development Board and the Council on Small Business (former member)
  • Three Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life Committee (chairman)
  • UW Colleges/UW Extension STEM Precollege Institute Committee (member)
  • Wisconsin Counties Association (board member, past president, 2004-Present)
  • Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation Board of Directors (President, 2018-2024)
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (stakeholder, advisory committee)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Minority Small Business Champion, U.S. Small Business Administration, Wisconsin (2015)
  • Recipient, Civil Rights Partnership Award, Federal Highway Administration
  • Recipient, Secretary’s Golden Shovel Award, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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