Beverley Johnson Durham

Beverley Johnson Durham

Jackson Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2020-21, Economic Opportunities Program

Executive Office Coordinator, City of Jackson Human and Cultural Services, Jackson, Mississippi

Beverley Johnson-Durham joined the City of Jackson in 2008, an is currently the Executive Office Coordinator for the Department of Human and Cultural Services. She has worked in several positions under five different administrations. She has served as administrative assistant to the mayor, Jobs for Jacksonian’s Coordinator and Youth Employment Placement Coordinator. Beverley received her Graduate Degree from the Mississippi School of Banking through the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio Television and Film from the University of Southern Mississippi. Beverley has an extensive work history in management, Human Resources and customer services. She has a passion and a desire to connect ex-offenders with services and resources that will ultimately lead to gainful employment. Beverley serves as a member of American Cancer Society Health Equity Community Leadership Team, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and an Advisory Board Member of New Way Mississippi Inc.

Beverley Johnson Durham is a member of the Jackson Workforce Leadership Academy Class of 2020-21, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

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