Patience Lewis-Walker

Deputy Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, Southern Regions & Mountain Plains

Patience Lewis-Walker joined CEO in May 2018 as the National Director of Business Development where she led CEO’s public sector transitional job development and expansion efforts before being promoted to her current position. Now, as the Deputy Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic, Mountain Plains and Southern Regions, Patience provides programmatic and operational leadership and oversight for CEO’s work in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Colorado, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Georgia while leading expansion efforts to increase CEO’s footprint in the South. 

She has close to 20 years of experience in executive-level program and grant management in the criminal justice, workforce development and education fields. Patience earned a BA in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and an MBA in Management from Union University in Jackson, TN.