October 18, 2017
Veronica Marable Johnson is currently employed with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce – Membership/Growth Division. She is responsible for full sales lifecycle, relationship building, customer engagement for new membership base, community outreach ambassador, and services and benefits promotion on behalf of the downtown regional chamber. A true community servant for the underserved communities, she just completed an eight year tenure as the Director of Programs and Operations for the Center for Women’s Health Research @ Meharry Medical College. The Center was the nation’s first research facility devoted exclusively to understanding why women of color are at greater risk of certain diseases. Under her guidance, she helped coordinate over 1,000+ mammograms for underserved women and organized Nashville’s 1st African American Women’s Heart Health Outreach with the American Heart Association, along with planning/organizing other community related health disparity initiatives for women of color. As the Director of Programs and Operations, she managed the Center’s Fiscal responsibilities (grants/contracts), Programs, Fund Development and Community Outreach Initiatives.
After graduating from Austin Peay State University (with a BBA in Accounting), she began her professional career with First American National Bank. She spent her formative years in Accounting, Human Resources, Credit and Consumer/Mortgage Lending, spearheading professional women’s initiatives and chaired the first Corporate-wide (7 state) Diversity Council. As Senior Vice President and Corporate Director of Diversity, she advocated for the first prenatal/lactation rooms to be built at the corporate office and service center locations for working mothers. After the bank was acquired by AmSouth Corp, Veronica began working as the Middle Tennessee Market Recruiting Manager for Randstad. Following her tenure with Randstad, she became the first African American female to manage a multi-million dollar sales portfolio in the Middle Tennessee Region for Roadway Express.
She is currently active on various community boards and organizations, including the Nashville Downtown Rotary, Leadership Nashville, Nashville CABLE, Nashville Business Incubation Center, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Metro Nashville Chapter, The Hendersonville Area Links, AARP-TN Executive Leadership Council, Lupus Foundation, The Music City Lead’s Mentoring, Alive Hospice, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church – where she is the Associate Youth Director, Sunday School teacher and a member of the Social Media Ministry.
Her previous board and organizational experience has included Girl Scouts of Middle TN, TN Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence, YWCA, TN Economic Council on Women, American Heart Association – Go Red for Women Society/Executive Team, Women’s Political Caucus, National Association of Black Accountants, Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Urban League of Middle TN, Junior League, SHRM, American Diabetes Assoc., American Red Cross, Trevecca Nazarene Univ. Advisory Board, ASTD, Harding Place YMCA and numerous others.
She is the proud mother of Haleigh Ann Johnson; a college senior @ MTSU. Haleigh is a 2014 Honor Roll Graduate of Ezell Harding Christian School – where she was the first African American Student Body President, American Legion Auxiliary Volunteer Girls State Delegate, a Member of the Beta Club, a Lady Eagle Basketball Captain (with a retired jersey of 1,000+ career points and numerous athletic awards), Inaugural Class member of the Music City Girls Leadership Academy, and she holds the Girls Scouts Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. At MTSU, Haleigh is an active member of the National Association of Black Accountants, The National Society for Leadership & Success, the Lambda Sigma Honor Society and a Residence Hall Desk Assistant. Haleigh spent her summer as an HCA Tax Accounting Intern, while also maintaining her first high school employment opportunity with the Grand Ole Opry.