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Director of the Office of Peace and Policy
Brandon Johnson is the Director of the Office of Peace and Policy for Birmingham, Alabama, appointed by Mayor Randall Woodfin. Prior to joining the Woodfin administration, Johnson practiced law and served as director of policy for the Westside Justice Center in Chicago. He also worked previously as executive director of the Washington Park Consortium, a principal with Catalyst Global Strategies, a senior consultant at Flinn Consultants, and a project manager for “Reconnecting Neighborhoods” with the Metropolitan Planning Council. He has also served as a policy analyst in the Illinois General Assembly.
Johnson is a native of Chicago but has deep roots in Alabama; his family has lived in the Birmingham area since the late 1930s. He received his Bachelor of Arts with a major in political science from Morehouse College. He has a law degree from DePaul University.