Sheila C. Johnson
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.