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Michael Johnson, MBA, currently serves as the CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County. Johnson has made it his priority to ensure that his agency continues to be a leader in youth development while enhancing its partnerships to produce positive outcomes for young people and their families. Under Johnson’s leadership, Boys & Girls Clubs through their AVID/TOPS Program has produced high graduation rates for four consecutive years in a row with more than 85 percent of their students currently enrolled in local colleges and universities. Prior to moving to Madison, Wisconsin, Johnson spent 15 years in executive level positions in several cities leading large, complex government and nonprofit agencies. He has an MBA from the University of Phoenix, a BA from Chicago State University and certifications in Human Resource Management at Cornell University and Certifications in Fund Development at the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

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Awards and Honors
  • Wisconsin State Journal “Five People to Watch” in 2013
  • Named 2012 Midwest Executive of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • 2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate Honoree
  • 2011 Named one of the top five Clubs in the nation by Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • 2011 Madison Magazine, Person of the Year (Cover Story)
  • 2011 Citizen of the Year-Omega Psi Phi Wisconsin Chapter
  • 2006 Proclamation from the Mayor of St. Louis “Michael Johnson Day”
  • 2006 Non-Profit Executive of the Year, St. Louis Sentinel Journal
Speaking Engagements
  • Guest Speaker, Bellevue University, Nebraska, 2014
  • Keynote Speaker, National Conference for Nonprofit Organizations & Units Of Government, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, Madison Non Profit Day, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, Herzing University, 2013
  • Guest Speaker, Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc., 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, University of Wisconsin, 2012
  • Keynote Speaker, Greater Erie Community Action Dinner, 2012
  • Commencement Speaker, ITT Technical Institute, 2011
  • Keynote Speaker- Madison College, College & Career Expo, 2011
  • Commencement Speaker, University of Phoenix-Wisconsin, 2010
  • Keynote Speaker, YMCA of Philadelphia-Strong Kids Banquet, 2009

Boards
Johnson currently serves on a host of boards and committees including: The Board of Visitors for School of Human Ecology for the University of Wisconsin. He also is on the Board of the Morgridge Center, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation, STAR Credit Union, Caplin Family Charities and the Overture Center.

Family
Michael is married to Toya who serves as the Director of Community Impact for United Way of Dane County, and they have three children.