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I am Campbell C. Johnson, III, a third-generation Washingtonian. I am committed to Pacifica’s progressive, educational and uplifting mission and I have initiated a range of efforts to financially strengthen WPFW and Pacifica. I ask for your vote.

Previously, I was an active, contributing member of the Local Station Board for a full six-year term. During that time I chaired several WPFW committees, including the following: Finance, Management Assessment and Search; and Relocation. I also participated on the Outreach & Development Committee and I convened and chaired our first Committee of Inclusion. As WPFW’s Treasurer I also served on the National Finance Committee.

My fellow LSB Delegates elected me to two terms as a Pacifica National Board (PNB) Director. In this regard, I made solid contributions to advance WPFW’s interests. In this regard I served as an officer of the PNB Audit Committee and as Co-chair of the PNB Affiliates Task Force. Also, I was a member of the Financial Recovery and Audit Task Force. Through these engagements, I instituted a range of “best practices” around the network to upgrade our fund raising and expense control efforts. As Coordinating Committee Secretary, I helped Pacifica meet its major challenges, including developing a strategic plan.

I’m a product of DC’s public school system. I got a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania. My continuing education and professional experience includes fundraising, development finance, and other areas of value in my service as a WPFW Local Station Board member. Also, I am an active participant in a number of grassroots groups that are committed to community empowerment, education and uplift.

As Founder and Chair of the Urban Housing Alliance, a community-based organization, I work to fight the displacement of low and moderate income residents in the Washington area. Our constituents include renters, homeowners, seniors, disabled persons, young adults, aspiring homeowners and community-serving businesses. We believe that economic development should uplift a community and must not uproot its residents. Previously I was a Controller in a major mid-Atlantic bank; Executive Vice President of a national development finance firm, management consultant and business development manager in a state economic development department.

While our musical and cultural programming must maintain its vitality and diversity, WPFW’s listeners also need empowerment tools to effect change in their lives. I believe I possess the experience, skills and teamwork orientation to continue making solid contributions to WPFW’s advancement. Further, I believe I have demonstrated the commitment to purpose needed for WPFW’s success.

My experience in working with other groups should enhance my WPFW Board contribution. I am a founder of several community groups and professional associations. Among my successful efforts is being the founder of the Philadelphia Chapter, National Black Masters of Business Administration Association and Mission Revels in Action, Inc. The former organization is a premier national group. The latter organization successfully diverted former gang members to complete their high school education and launch skilled construction careers.

Campbell Johnson

Optional Questions

In what ways are the station moving in a positive direction, that you would want to continue or perhaps improve?
Professionalism among LSB and staff is improving and I would like to see this continue. Also, there seems to be a growing awareness of the community’s interests and I would like to see this continue. I believe I can contribute to both efforts.

In what ways are the station moving in a negative direction, that you would want to stop or change? What changes would you work for?
No Response.

What key experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the Local Station Board to advance the station’s mission?
I have broad and successful experience in management, finance, banking, fundraising, negotiations, economic development and organizational development to contribute. I have a long and knowledgeable background in domestic and international progressive issues and routinely make important contributions.

What ideas do you have for helping the station and the Pacifica Foundation meet the financial challenges currently being faced?
My prior six years service to WPFW and Pacifica confirm my belief that the various fundraising, operational, programming and community outreach ideas that I was able to initiate during a time of challenge have value in the current environment. Many of these will help us build a stronger financial foundation that can ensure the strengthening of the station and the network.

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