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Don Johnson, Principal & Key Associate

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Ridder Corporation, as well as medium sized and small family-owned organizations. He has worked in the non-profit and not-for-profit sectors,and with government institutions and private industry.


He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Elmira College in Elmira, New York in Business Administration and received a Masters Diploma in Business Advertising from San Jose State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He believes that life-long learning is at the crux of every successful career.

He is a graduate of Leadership 2000 (San Diego) and Leadership Carson City and served on the marketing committee for Leadership Long Beach. He has attended corporate, private and university classes throughout his career in all areas of interest and believes we should never stop learning.


Johnson has also served as a board member in several different capacities during his career including Chambers of Commerce, Casa de Amparo (San

Diego), CASA of Carson City and the Charities Relief Foundation and served as president for two of the boards. While residing in southern California he served on the board of directors for his credit union in Long Beach, California.

Johnson served on the judges panel for the National Newspaper Association of America’s Best in Advertising Contest and has been an advisor for Junior Achievement for a student start-up business through the school year and saw it through to liquidation. He has been invited as a guest trainer and speaker at colleges, public seminars and national conferences.


Johnson resides in Gardnerville, Nevada with his wife and three children. He believes our children are our future and that we must continue to build and support that foundation and uphold moral and ethical values.


His fourth child (his nephew) served in the U.S. Navy as a Rescue Swimmer, worked with at-risk youth in northern Nevada and Arizona and now pursues a college degree in software solutions.

"MANAGEYOURSTAFF" is owned and operated by Don Johnson who has a diverse background in human resources, training, management, sales, marketing, advertising, business development, safety, tribal government, social services and media. He established a comprehensive learning and talent development program and a new safety policy and safety culture for 26 locations.


His supervisory workshop series was developed and implemented in 2011 with rave reviews. He then established a compliance driven training and employee development culture for another division of the same employer. He developed a website and social media pages to increase organizational outreach efforts.

Johnson has experience in several industries including financial, print news media, cable television, Tribal government and social services. He has owned his own Advertising, Marketing and Sales company and freely shares his knowledge. 


Johnson has worked for corporate giants such as the Gannett Corporation and Knight-



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