Jessica Johnson is the Vice President and one of the owners of Johnson Security Bureau, Inc. She is responsible for the overall business operations for the Bronx-based security services firm. Under the leadership of Jessica and her brother Charles, the company has doubled its revenues and employee base for two years in a row.
Prior to joining her family’s business on a full-time basis, she was a pharmaceutical sales representative and she promoted cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology and HIV medications to physicians across the New York City and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. Ms. Johnson began her sales career with International Business Machines (IBM) in Chicago, IL.
Ms. Johnson is a graduate of the Hewitt School. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and Master’s degree in Market Research from the University of Georgia. She believes in the value of continuing education, having completed a number of professional and business development programs. She is also a graduate of the inaugural class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. She has leveraged lessons from programs like this to win security contracts with large global corporations. Additionally, as a result of her business success, Ms. Johnson is invited to speak on panels for small business owners and government representatives.
Ms. Johnson is committed to building her community through service. She is a member of the Brooklyn graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also serves as a member of the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council, and the Business Initiative Corporation of New York.