Debra Whelan Johnson is an experienced business operations executive, financial advisor, lawyer, and professor. She currently runs Allied Financial Advisors with her business partner Randy Hermann, where they aim to provide financial and business management assistance to professionals and companies in the entertainment and film industries. Debra earned a B.A from Howard University after studying business and communications, and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Debra Whelan Johnson is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.