Sheila C. Johnson

USGA Secretary 

 Sheila C Johnson --- Sheila C. Johnson, a member of the USGA Executvie Committee  

Sheila C. Johnson, of Middleburg, Va., is in her third as a member of the USGA Executive Committee and first as secretary.

Johnson is CEO and founder of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, which oversees a growing portfolio of luxury golf and family resort properties, including Grand Golf Resorts of Florida and the Salamander Resort & Spa, which opened in August 2013 in Middleburg, Va. Johnson is also vice chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and president and managing partner of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. She is the only African-American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams, holding stakes in the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals, and is the first African-American female member of the USGA Executive Committee.

Johnson is also a partner in ProJet Aviation, a comprehensive aviation service company, as well as Mistral, a maker of fine bath, body and home products.

A powerful influence in the entertainment industry since her work as founding partner of Black Entertainment Television, Johnson has served as executive producer of four documentary films and is an executive producer for the major motion picture “Lee Daniels' The Butler,” which was released in 2013. She serves on the boards of Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, the Sundance Institute and the ANNIKA Foundation, and is a member of the leadership council at Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership.

In 2015, Johnson will chair the Corporate Partners and Museum Committees.



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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

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