ABOUT ALICIA

Alicia Wilson, Esq. is Vice President of Economic Development for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System. As a direct report to both the President of Johns Hopkins University and the President of Johns Hopkins Health System, Alicia leads a core team focused on developing and implementing Hopkins’ institution-wide strategies and initiatives as an anchor institution in and around its campuses both within the United States and abroad through investments in real estate, economic and neighborhood development, healthcare, and education.

ABOUT ALICIA

Alicia Wilson, Esq. is Vice President of Economic Development for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System. As a direct report to both the President of Johns Hopkins University and the President of Johns Hopkins Health System, Alicia leads a core team focused on developing and implementing Hopkins’ institution-wide strategies and initiatives as an anchor institution in and around its campuses both within the United States and abroad through investments in real estate, economic and neighborhood development, healthcare, and education.

ABOUT ALICIA

Alicia Wilson, Esq. is Vice President of Economic Development for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System. As a direct report to both the President of Johns Hopkins University and the President of Johns Hopkins Health System, Alicia leads a core team focused on developing and implementing Hopkins’ institution-wide strategies and initiatives as an anchor institution in and around its campuses both within the United States and abroad through investments in real estate, economic and neighborhood development, healthcare, and education.

Prior to joining Hopkins, Alicia served as the Senior Vice President of Impact Investments and Senior Legal Counsel to the Port Covington Development Team. Port Covington is a 235-acre redevelopment project located in Baltimore, Maryland and is one of the largest urban revitalization efforts in the United States. As Senior Vice President of Impact Investments and Senior Legal Counsel, Alicia ensured that the $5.5 billion Port Covington Development Project generated a measurable beneficial social and environmental impact alongside a financial return for its equity investors in the project (i.e. Goldman Sachs, Kevin Plank, and other equity investors in the Port Covington Development Project). Notably, during the 2016 Baltimore City Council legislative session, Alicia drafted key pieces of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) legislation and served as the principal negotiator of the two largest Community Benefit Agreements in the history of Baltimore associated with the passage of a $660 million TIF bill, the largest TIF awarded in the history of the United States at that time. The negotiations of the community benefit agreements involved over 200 stakeholder groups representing tens of thousands of residents and businesses from across the City of Baltimore.

Alicia began her career as a litigation and employment law partner at the downtown Baltimore law firm of Gordon Feinblatt — the sixth-largest, law firm in the state of Maryland. When Alicia made partner on the eve of her seventh year of practice, she made history by becoming the first African- American to be named partner in the sixty-year history of the firm.

Alicia is actively involved in civic and charitable organizations and serves on the boards of the Center for Urban Families, the University of Maryland School of Law Board of Visitors, the Walters Art Museum, and the National Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program. In 2019, Alicia was elected as Chair of the CollegeBound Foundation and as such is the first CollegeBound Foundation alum, first woman, first African-American and youngest Board Chair in the thirty history of the organization. Alicia is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and serves as Parliamentarian in the Harbor City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. Recently, Alicia was elected to the Board of Rosedale Federal Savings and Loan.

Most recently, Alicia was featured as one of the 30 Women Shaping Baltimore’s Future by Baltimore Magazine and recognized as a Humanity of Connection Honoree by AT&T for her use of her use of her talent and influence to impact her community. In 2020, Alicia was recognized as one of the Top 25 Emerging Leaders in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. In 2019, Alicia was profiled in Forbes magazine as the “The Black Millennial Lawyer Making Michelle Obama More Accessible to Baltimore’s Youth” and Savoy magazine named her one of the “Most Influential Women in Corporate America.” In late 2018, the National Business Journal named Alicia as one of the nation’s Top 50 Influencers under 40 and in that same year Black Enterprise produced a television feature on Alicia for her work in securing the $660 million tax increment financing for the Port Covington Project. In early 2017, Wilson was featured and honored by WBFF Fox 45 as one of Baltimore’s four Champions of Courage. And, in 2016, the Baltimore Sun profiled Alicia as one of “Baltimore’s 25 Women to Watch.”

Alicia is a proud Baltimorean and a 2000 graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). While at UMBC, Alicia was a Blaustein and Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar and was named in 2003 as the Harry S. Truman Scholar for the state of Maryland and, thereby, became the first student in the history of UMBC to be awarded this National Award bestowed upon one college junior from each state that demonstrates exceptional leadership potential and who is committed to making a difference through public service. After graduating from UMBC, Alicia was named the 2004 Andrew Levy Leadership Scholar at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. In late 2004, she was also named the George L. Russell Scholar at the School of Law. While in law school, Alicia was extremely active and served as the co-captain of the Maryland Law National Trial Team and led her team to be ranked the number one trial team in the country. Alicia is a 2007 graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

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