DIRECTOR OF MEMBER ENGAGEMENT
Justine Johnson is an accomplished Economic Development and Mobility executive with over 10 years of experience in external affairs, strategy, and government & community relations. Her areas of expertise include urban planning, public administration, political science, and community outreach.
Justine is now serving as the Director of Member Engagement at the California Mobility Center (CMC). The CMC is a non-profit that promotes commercial interactions with new mobility companies and industry-leading entities to deploy new products, programs, and services in clean mobility in the State of California, and beyond. Previously, Justine served as the Head of Mobility Engagement for the SoCal/Southwest Region at Ford Motor Company. This promotion was a result of her successful tenure as Ford’s Mobility Strategist. During her time in New York City, she served as Vice President of Government & Community Relations for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, managing government and community relations for Mayor de Blasio’s innovative commuter ferry system. However, her impact on transportation initiatives within NYC was initially established during her time with the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission where she worked on the “Boro Taxi” project, also known as the Green Taxi program, which created a new for-hire vehicle and driver classification.
While she spent many years in NYC, Ms. Johnson is a proud native of Los Angeles, CA, and believes in giving back to her community through her service with non-profits and boards. She was the Board Co-Chair of BlackSpace Urbanist Collective, an organization that challenges urban designers, planners, artists, and architects to build spaces that honor the culture and cultivate the talent of Black people. She also serves as Board Chair of Urban Movement Labs, an organization that focuses on bringing new mobility innovation to Los Angeles by working at the intersection of government, technology innovation, and community. Most notably, she serves as an adjunct professor at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Justine holds two Master of Arts degrees from the University of Southern California in Urban Planning and Public Administration. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University in Political Science and Government.