Sheila C. Johnson
USGA Executive Committee
Sheila C. Johnson, of Middleburg, Va., is in her first year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee.
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 will open 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.
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 “The Butler,” to be released in fall of 2013. In 2011, Johnson joined the AOL Huffington Post Media Group as strategic advisor for Multicultural and African-American Initiatives. She also serves on the boards of Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, the Sundance Institute, the Tiger Woods Foundation and the ANNIKA Foundation.
In 2013, Johnson will serve on the Amateur Public Links, Audit, Commercial, Green Section, Investment and Members and Course/Club Membership Committees.