Johnetta Roberts

Johnetta Roberts is a community economic development professional known for her excellent strategic planning and relationship building skills. After a nine year career at a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), she launched the 40 & 1 Company in 2017. The boutique consulting practice specializes in business attraction strategies and real estate development projects in underserved communities. Past and current career highlights include the development of Chef Space Kitchen Incubator which revitalized the former Jay’s Cafeteria site and The Village @ West Jefferson a new 30,000 SF mixed-use project scheduled to open December 2020 in the historic Russell neighborhood.

Roberts earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, is a Leadership Louisville Bingham Fellows Class of 2014 graduate and an active community volunteer.

About Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University is a vibrant community of educational excellence and ethical awareness that consistently ranks among the nation’s best colleges and universities. Our students pursue an education based in the liberal arts – and in the distinguished, inclusive Catholic tradition of educational excellence, the oldest and most rewarding in the western world. It is a lifelong education, worthy of the university’s namesake, Saint Robert Bellarmine, and of his invitation to each of us to learn and live In Veritatis Amore – in the love of all that is beautiful, true and good in life.