Nicholas Johnson has over 16 years’ experience in community and economic development, finance, and lending – both public and private. He is co-founder of JDIC, LLC, a private placement and advisory firm for public and private debt and equity. He also provides business consulting regarding growth, investment strategies, public-private partnerships, and development.  Nicholas has held senior and executive lending and redevelopment positions with two national CDFIs in Indiana. He also holds several military awards, medals, and commendations as a decorated and honorably discharged US Army veteran. He is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy at Southern University and A&M College, and a JD Candidate at Indiana University.