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Meet The Team

Jill Johnson, CEO

Jill Johnson is the co-founder/CEO of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL) and Chief Executive Officer Workshop In Business Opportunities (WIBO). She has twenty-five years of experience as a business strategist with expertise in financial analysis, marketing, and business development.  She is an advocate for community businesses and micro enterprise, and is a leading authority in the area of minority inclusion in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ms. Johnson is a speaker on topics including:  community economic development, business plan development, entrepreneurship, minority and women small business growth, and access to capital.

April Reeves,

Assistant to the CEO

Sister, friend, mother, daughter, college grad, entrepreneur, Pookalita, house head, dancer, singer, reader and part-time runner. Working to make the world a better place one business at a time.

Ja'da Ransom,

Client Success Coordinator

undying foodie. mother of two. writer, and all around creative spirit. working with IFEL as
the client success coordinator to ensure your success with the program

Andrea C. Mclean, Marketing & Program Coordinator

Andrea C. Mclean is a recent RU grad, lover of all things food and the face behind some of  IFEL's Marketing & Events.

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