Alex Johnston is the founder of Cities Reimagined, a consulting firm based from Lynchburg, VA that uses principles of design to guide cities through the transformation of traditional economic development into citizen focused economic empowerment. Alex was formerly the vice chair of the Lynchburg Planning Commission. She holds a bachelors and master’s degree in business administration from Liberty University and is a graduate of University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. Alex served as a Family Support Worker with Healthy Families Virginia for several years, serving at risk mothers and children living in poverty. This work led her to a career in community wealth building and social innovation.