Director of Business Development
As Director of Business Development for Affordable Equity Partners, Inc. (AEP), Charlene has direct oversight and responsibility for establishing and maintaining investor relationships. Previously, at a national accounting firm, Charlene oversaw business development in several industries and created relationships in the community through her work in public affairs. Prior to that Charlene was an investment adviser for high net worth individuals and their families.
Charlene has proven to be a strong leader in the community as she represents Affordable Equity Partners with multiple non-profit organizations. Charlene is a St. Louis Business Journal “40 Under 40” award recipient and active in numerous civic and business organizations. She is a member of the St. Louis Regional Business Council’s Young Professionals Steering Committee and is active in their higher education and community engagement efforts. Ms. Johnson coaches and mentors philanthropists and leaders for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, where she is involved at every level of the organization with board members and funders. Additionally, she holds a significant leadership role with The Mission Continues who provides support to post 9/11 veterans in assimilating back into society through service to the community.
With a regional office in Atlanta, Charlene represents Affordable Equity Partners as a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Metro-Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition, Women in Affordable Housing Network, the Atlanta Opera and CREW Atlanta.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.