NSSGA President and CEO
NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson, IOM, serves as the lead advocate for the stone, sand and gravel industry. In this role, Johnson is responsible for the strategic development and execution of the association’s advocacy mission in the areas of industry promotion, membership advocacy and advancing public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates. In this role, he continues to successfully energize and focus the association’s resources to better serve the industry
Since coming to NSSGA in 2013, Johnson has implemented an ambitious, yet successful, plan to grow the scope and influence of NSSGA. Rocks Build America is a three-year, member-driven initiative to enhance the association’s advocacy in the legislative and regulatory arenas, align internal and external communications activities with the association’s goals, and demonstrate NSSGA’s value to the entire aggregates industry. Since implementation, NSSGA has seen progress on all fronts as Johnson continues to successfully energize and focus the association’s resources to better serve the industry.
Before this current role, Johnson served as the executive vice president, chief lobbyist, and top political officer with the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA). Johnson also served as vice president of government affairs with the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) before NBWA.
Johnson earned the prestigious Institute of Organization Management (IOM) designation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in 2018. He is also a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Association Committee of 100 and is an American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Key Industry Association Council member. Johnson has also been recognized as a “Leading Association Lobbyist” and a “Young & Aspiring Association Professional” by Association TRENDS.
A Kentucky native, Johnson earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Journalism at the University of Kentucky where he currently serves on the Alumni Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The First Tee of Greater Washington, D.C., the Board of Governors for the Bryce Harlow Foundation and National Board of Trustees of the Institute of Organization Management. He is proud Life Loyal Alumni of the Sigma Chi fraternity, devoted Wildcat fan and avid golfer.
Johnson, his wife, Jill, and their two boys live in Alexandria, Virginia.