JAMES (JIM) A. JOHNSON, COUNCIL CHAIRMAN
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Johnson Capital Partners
Mr. Johnson is Chairman and CEO of Johnson Capital Partners (2001- Present) and senior advisor to the Chairman and CEO to Cranemere, LLC. Board memberships include The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; Target Corporation; and Forestar Group. Mr. Johnson chairs the Advisory Council of the Stanford Center on Longevity, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of the Council of the National Museum of African American History. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and also served on the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Johnson is Chairman Emeritus and a member of the Executive Committee of The Brookings Institution. Mr. Johnson’s previous positions include Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC (2000-2012); Fannie Mae, Vice Chairman (1990), Chairman & CEO (1991-1998); Executive Committee Chairman (1999); Lehman Brothers, Managing Director in Corporate Finance; President of Public Strategies, Washington, D.C.; and Executive Assistant to Vice President Walter F. Mondale (1977-81). A Minnesota native, Mr. Johnson has taught at Princeton University, served as an executive with the Target Corporation, and worked in the U.S. Senate and the White House. Honors include American Academy of Arts and Sciences (member since 2001); Washingtonian Magazine’s Washingtonian of the Year (1998); Helen Hayes Peat Marwick Award for Distinguished Community Service (with Fannie Mae, 1995); George Washington University School of Business and Public Management’s CEO of the Year (1994). Mr. Johnson holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Mr. Johnson has received Honorary Doctorate degrees from Howard University, Colby College, Skidmore College, Augsburg College, and the University of Minnesota.