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Meet Charlene


Charlene Ward Johnson graduated from the University of Houston in 1991 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Technology.  She received her Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management with a Specialization in Public Administration from the University of Arizona Global Campus in May 2021. Charlene's entry into corporate America turned into a 25+ year career in the energy and customer service industry.  

Charlene is deeply committed to increasing collaborations with corporate America and the community.  It is her belief that in addition to government entities, corporations and industries also have a responsibility to provide tangible services to the communities in which they thrive.     

Charlene spends a lot of time volunteering for community service activities and events. She serves on several community boards.  She serves as Vice President of the Greater Houston Frontiers, President of her neighborhood’s Civic Club, and is the President of University of Houston Black Alumni Association. As President of the Black Alumni, Charlene has increased the association’s brand awareness, community projects, and student engagement. She also serves as a Board Member on the University of Houston Alumni Foundation, where she chairs the Public Affairs Committee. She previously served on the Gulf Coast Community Association Board. 

Charlene is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Top Ladies of Distinction-Humble Intercontinental Chapter and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Volunteer Committee.   

Charlene has over 25 years experience in the electric utility and customer service industry and is currently the Claims Manager in the Legal Department of an energy company.

She volunteers, fundraises and organizes numerous community events designed to enrich the lives of the people in the community. She is successful with philanthropic endeavors for charities such as the Gulf Coast Community Association, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, United Negro College Fund, Junior Achievement, the Texas Black Expo, Kids Meals, to name a few. She also actively participates in politics by block walking and volunteering with political campaigns, voter registration drives, etc.   

She is a proud Mother of two children.  She is a member of Mt Sinai Baptist Church. 

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