Vice President for Economic Development
Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System
Alicia Lynn Wilson is the vice president of economic development for Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore.
Wilson is an attorney that focuses on real estate, economic and community development and business law. She leads a core team focused on developing and implementing Hopkins’ institution-wide strategies and initiatives as an anchor institution in Baltimore.
“I aim to drive high impact for my organization and the communities we serve and have developed a track record for delivering on high impact initiatives,” she said.
This includes Wilson’s negotiation of one the largest community benefits agreements in Baltimore history.
Before joining Hopkins, Wilson served as the senior vice president of impact investments and senior legal counsel to the Port Covington Development team and as a partner at Baltimore law firm Gordon Feinblatt LLC, where she worked on labor and employment matters.
The key to her professional philosophy is the idea that she needs to give more than she takes.
“I believe my efforts to give more than I take has allowed for me to be presented with amazing opportunities that exceed what I could ever achieve through my own efforts,” she said.
Wilson also enjoys giving back to her community through board service, mentoring and investment in providing technical assistance to local organizations.
She serves on The Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program, the CollegeBound Foundation, the Center for Urban Families, Baltimore Corps, the Open Society Institute — Baltimore, the University of Maryland System Foundation board, The University of Maryland Carey School of Law Board of Visitors and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.
She’s also won a host of awards, including most recently the 2019 Inspiring Voice Award from Community Law in Action, and the 2019 Distinguished Award from the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.
“My achievements have paved a pathway for other women of color in the law, real estate, higher education and business,” she said