Leon Wilson

Board of Directors

Leon Wilson

Leon Wilson is President and Chief Executive Officer at the Museum of African American History (MAAH) in Boston Massachusetts. With four decades in finance, and more than 20 years overseeing non-profit finance, Mr. Wilson brings a wealth of knowledge. He served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Bank of America’s Philanthropic Asset Management Group, Chief Executive Officer and General Partner of Capital City Ventures in Washington D.C., Executive Vice President of Nonprofit Finance Fund’s National businesses, and Corporate Senior Vice President and Managing Director at General Motors Acceptance Corporation Residential, where he headed Emerging Markets.

Mr. Wilson has served on numerous local and national non-profit boards in the areas of education, arts, and community impact. He is a former trustee for Boston Conservatory, Boston University Presidential Archives and Research Center, Dimock Community Health Center, and Cambridge College. He has also served on the advisory board for Bell Foundation, Boston University, and as a board member of the Boston University Alumni Association.

Mr. Wilson is the recipient of numerous national professional and community service recognitions, including Boston University Distinguished Alumni Award, Henry Buckner School Award for Outstanding Commitment to Education, and the City of Cambridge Mayor’s “Son of Cambridge” Achievement Award for Business Leadership.

He holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University and completed his graduate studies at Harvard Business School, and the Graduate School of Consumer Banking at the University of Virginia.