Notable Minority Executives: Nina Johnson

Senior vice president, consumer and business banking, U.S. Bank

  • Category: Notable Minority Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 35
  • Number of years with your current company/firm: 2
  • Undergrad degree/university: University of Phoenix
  • Graduate degree/university: University of Phoenix

Nina V. A. Johnson joined U.S. Bank in April 2019 as the senior vice president of consumer and business banking in southeast Wisconsin. She has been charged with building centrality, maximizing a digital banking platform and creating opportunities that result in positive synergies.

Based in Milwaukee, Johnson oversees a team of more than 450 and the operation of 62 branches across the region.

Johnson has served on more than 40 nonprofit boards and committees and consortiums, including the Froedtert Hospital Board, SecureFutures Advisory Board, Wisconsin Banker’s Association’s DEI Advisory Board, ACTS Housing Advisory, The Salvation Army, UWM Graduate School, Children’s Hospital Anti-Bullying Advisory, MATC “Promise” Cabinet, Dominion Bible College and the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.

She also served on a handful of national committees that supported the modernization of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), including the American Bankers Association (ABA) collaborative white paper on the “Modernization of the CRA,” submitted to the U.S. Treasury in 2017.

Johnson also is the founder of “Circles,” a relationship-building platform giving employees a safe space to discuss sensitive topics through a business development lens. Her first book, “Recession…I’m Not Participating,” was published in 2013.

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