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Marie Johns Selected as Washington-Based Business Influencer by Washington Business Journal

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  • March 2022

Washington, DC. – PPC-Leftwich CEO Marie Johns was named among seven Washington-based business influencers every local professional should have on their radars by the Washington Business Journal.

The article says, “These influencers do everything from empowering women and entrepreneurs of color to providing in-depth analyses of economic metrics and highlighting all the ‘must-know’ names of the Washington region.”

Marie’s extensive experience includes senior positions in the telecommunications industry, including retiring as president of Verizon Washington. In that position, she was responsible for more than 1,800 employees and nearly 800,000 customers. Under her leadership, the company developed and implemented a regulatory plan that served as a model for the corporation.

Over the years, Marie has advised many small businesses in the greater Washington area. She served as deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) during the Obama administration and has been a leader in business, civic, and government service for more than 30 years.

Marie currently serves as CEO of PPC-Leftwich, a consulting firm established in 2019 in partnership with the law firm Parker Poe. PPC-Leftwich offers a range of consulting services to help organizations increase their effectiveness, including management consulting, public affairs strategy, small business advisory services, and executive coaching. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, government entities, nonprofits, associations, and educational institutions.

The full list of influencers can be found here: 7 Washington-based business influencers every local professional should have on their radars.

About PPC-Leftwich
PPC-Leftwich LLC is a minority/woman-led firm with deep roots in Washington, DC. It continues the legacy of Willie Leftwich, the founder of what became a long-standing minority/woman-led firm in the nation's capital.

PPC-Leftwich is a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP. The Parker Poe law firm has more than 250 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, DC.