2011 National Urban League Conference, Boston: Jobs: Rebuilding America


Willie F. Johnson
Willie F. Johnson
Founder and Chairman
PRWT Services, Inc.

Willie F. Johnson is founder and chairman of PRWT Services, Inc.  PRWT is a nationally recognized African-American owned business headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1988, PRWT provides business process solutions services to state and local governments across the country. PRWT is one of America’s largest minority-owned businesses and has been ranked in the top 100 by Black Enterprise Magazine for the past nine years and was named Industrial/Service Company of the Year by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2009.

Johnson was also bestowed the honor of Entrepreneur of the Year in the Greater Philadelphia Region by Ernst & Young in June 2009. Willie Johnson’s board positions include Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), Cheyney University Foundation; Girard College; the African-American Chamber of Commerce; and the Philadelphia Tribune. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Trustees for his alma mater Allen University.  Johnson has served as a member of the Executive committee of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the chair of the Transitional Work Corporation, and member for the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation Board.  A graduate of Allen University in Columbia, SC with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Johnson continued his social services education with a Masters Degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania.