James A. Johnson

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James A. Johnson is a member of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs and has been Vice Chairman of Perseus LLC, a merchant banking and private equity firm, since April 2001.[1]

Johnson is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Brookings Institution and is a member of The Business Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the American Friends of Bilderberg.[2]

Johnson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Capital Partners (2000-2001), a private investment company.

At Fannie Mae, Johnson was Vice Chairman (1990), Chairman and CEO (1991-1998), and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Executive Committee (1999). Prior to joining Fannie Mae, he was a Managing Director in Corporate Finance at Lehman Brothers.[3][4]

"Before joining Lehman, he was the president of Public Strategies, a Washington-based consulting firm he founded to advise corporations on strategic issues. From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Johnson was Executive Assistant to Vice President Walter F. Mondale, where he advised the Vice President on domestic and foreign policy and political matters. Earlier, he was employed by the Dayton Hudson Corporation, worked as a staff member in the U.S. Senate and was on the faculty at Princeton University."[5]

Johnson also serves on the Board of Directors of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; Cummins Engine Company, Inc.; Gannett, Inc.; KB Home; Target Corporation; Temple-Inland, Inc.; and UnitedHealth Group.[6]

Johnson serves as Chairman of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is also a director of The Enterprise Foundation, the National Housing Endowment, and the National Association on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. He is Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.[7]


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  • James A. Johnson, U.S. Department of the Treasury: "Johnson serves as chairman of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is chairman of the board of trustees of The Brookings Institution. He also serves on the board of the following organizations: The Enterprise Foundation; Gannett, Inc.; The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; KB Home; National Association on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; National Housing Endowment; Target Corporation; Temple-Inland, Inc.; and UnitedHealth Group. He is also a member of The American Friends of Bilderberg, The Business Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and he is Chairman of the Advisory Council for Public Strategies Incorporated."