Wanda M. Johnson founder, PREEMPT, Corp., oversees all operations on behalf of the company that provides preemptive strategies and solutions to private industry and the Federal Government in PREEMPTing Discrimination and Empowering Entrepreneurs in the EEO industry. PREEMPT is a successful graduate of the SBA’s 8(a) program and is currently a GSA Certified, EDWOSB business that has been awarded millions of dollars in Federal contracts. In addition, PREEMPT/ Wanda is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses program that encourages small business growth.
Some of PREEMPT’s customers include: U.S. Dept. of Defense Education Activity, Export-Import Bank of the U.S., U.S. Department of Agriculture-Office of Inspector General, National Science Foundation, DoD Washington Headquarters Service, U.S. Department of Energy, Bureau of Public Debt, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, DC Department of Corrections, DoD Mentor/Protégé programs (IBM, Northrop Grumman, L3, HP, Morehouse College and Morgan State University), etc.
Wanda strongly believes in “Economic Empowerment through Equal Opportunity”, Entrepreneurship and Visionary leadership. In addition, Wanda has a legal background which she utilizes to ensure that PREEMPT and its personnel remain in compliance with employment laws while providing outstanding services. Wanda has expertise in the areas of human capital, discrimination, harassment, service contract and wage-hour laws, union/management labor relations, investigations and various other human resources and labor areas. Because of her expertise in these areas, Wanda is responsible for recruitment and retention of highly skilled consultants that operate on all projects.
Prior to founding PREEMPT, Wanda practiced extensively in the areas of labor and employment law, including serving as an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Solicitor’s Office. During Wanda’s tenure with the Department of Labor, she was responsible for assisting the government to collect millions of dollars in back wages from numerous companies and federal contractors. In addition to practicing law, Wanda has served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael L. Rankin, District of Columbia Superior Court.
In addition to the above aforementioned affiliations, Wanda’s other professional affiliations include, the Redding House Foundation, Board of Directors, HU SBDC, SHRM, Human Capital Institute, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, DC, MD and PA Bars and has served previously on DC Procurement Task Force and has lectured to various DoD Mentor/Protégé firms, SBA, SCORE and other organizations. Wanda holds a law degree from Howard University, a bachelor’s degree from Delaware State University and is a Certified Mediator.