Kevin D. Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Media, has over twelve years of experience leading his company as a successful marketing and communications company that serves many of the most notable FORTUNE 100 businesses today. As an innovative leader, he has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Moreover, he is a regular guest on CNN.
Before founding his company in 2000, he engineered web applications and produced computer software for leading companies. He was a software programmer for IBM and a webmaster for CNN Interactive. Also, he worked for Arthur Andersen Worldwide as a business consultant and lead software developer.
Hailing from Boston, Kevin attended Morehouse College in Atlanta where he studied computer science as a NASA scholar and Spanish, graduating with honors. While in college, he started Johnson Media which in 2000 created one of the first online content management systems called OmniPublisher. He later sold it to a publishing company, earning the distinction as one of the first social media pioneers. Realizing the tremendous opportunity in applying internet technologies to media and marketing, he decided to focus his business on this growing market. Currently, his goal is to grow Johnson Media into an international media conglomerate and marketing company, further enabling him to support altruistic causes dear to his heart.
Kevin is and has been involved in various nonprofits. Most recently, he was the Director of Economic Gardening for Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit trade organizations for technology. In this role, he was responsible for leading an innovative approach to economic development that focused on providing resources to high-tech businesses located in Georgia’s coastal region. Furthermore, he enjoys doing community service as a volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, Economic Empowerment Initiative, Latin American Association, and Boys & Girls Club of America.
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys listening to salsa and jazz, playing piano in his Latin band, reading, golfing, traveling, and running marathons. He is a member of the Apex Society and a former board member of the Atlanta Business League (ABL). He is also a member of the 2008 L.E.A.D. Atlanta Class of Leadership Atlanta.
Company Website: www.JohnsonMedia.com