Profiles:

Ronald V. Johnson, Jr.

Ronald V. Johnson, Jr. is senior vice president and director of Fair & Responsible Banking, Privacy and Ethics in KeyCorp’s Risk Management Group.  In this role, he is responsible for compliance governance over several consumer regulations as well as Key’s Employee Ethics program.  Prior to joining Risk Management in November 2014, Mr. Johnson spent ten years as in-house counsel providing legal advice and decision support to business executives and other key decision-makers on matters relating to corporate real estate, administrative policy, regulatory compliance, fiduciary responsibilities, employee ethics and risk management. 

Mr. Johnson’s community and civic involvement includes leadership roles with several local non-profit and professional organizations, including the Board of Governors of the National Bar Association, the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association, Treasurer/Secretary of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, President of the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation and the Board of Trustees of the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland.  Ron is also a past president of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association.    

Nominated by colleagues, Mr. Johnson has been named a rising star in Crain’s Cleveland, Kaleidoscope Magazine and Ohio Super Lawyers.  Ron is a graduate of the University of Akron School of Law and holds a Master of Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Cleveland State University.

Mr. Johnson and his wife Concetta are the proud parents of triplets, Isaiah, Joshua and Alexandria.

Save the dates!

October 30, 2015

General Body Meeting, September 13, 2015

Annual Trailblazer Luncheon, October 30, 2015

Gen. Body Mtg / New Officer Elections, November 18, 2015

December 4, 2015 Civil Rights C.L.E. Series & Annual Holday Party

Condolences to a Cleveland Icon

CONGRESSMAN LOUIS STOKES

U-S Congressman Louis Stokes passes away at 90-years-old. (Source: WOIO)

It is with sincere regret that we extend this annoucement. Cleveland's very own Congressman Louis Stokes has passed away at the age of 90. Congressman Stokes was the first African American from Ohio elected to Congress and proved to be one of the most influential and respected members. 

Congresswoamn Marcia L. Fudge states: "Congressman Stokes was my predecessor, mentor and friend. He was a giant of a man - the person who everyone measured themselves against. It was easy to think of him as almost immortal. For more than 30 years, Congressman Stokes tirelessly fought for the people of Ohio. He was our leader in good times and bad. The first African American elected to Congress from Ohio, Congressman Stokes was the epitome of a public servant. While in Washington, he was a trailblazer.  He was the first African American to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, and was a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus and its Health Braintrust. He constantly fought to combat pervasive health disparities plaguing the African-American community and served as a voice for people who could not speak for themselves. His work affected thousands. When he spoke, people listened.  Congressman Stokes exuded leadership, vision and purpose.  He was an example for us all.  It was a privilege to work with him and walk in his Congressional footsteps. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jay, children, Shelley, Angela, Louis, and Lori, and his entire family during this difficult time. As the Book of Matthew says, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. Well done. The greater Cleveland community, state of Ohio, and nation are indebted to Congressman Stokes. We are grateful for his time with us and his dedication to public service."
Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge 

Article: http://www.19actionnews.com/story/29830225/louis-stokes-the-first-african-american-member-of-congress-from-ohio-dies

NSMBA extends its condolences to the Stokes family, friends, colleague and loved ones. 

Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
General Body Meeting
OCTOBER 30, 2015
Annual Trailblazer & Scholarship Luncheon
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
General Body Meeting- Election of New Officers
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Civil Rights C.L.E. Series & Annual Holiday Party
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