Michael E. Johnson is a local community leader who believes that the elements of collaborative leadership and hard work are an unbeatable combination. He was appointed to The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency in 2017, by The Honorable Governor Doug Ducey.

Johnson is a former founding partner at Johnson-Neely Public Strategies. He served on Phoenix City Council for three consecutive terms from 2002 to 2013 prior to terming out, which included three times as Vice-Mayor.  Johnson has expert experience in law enforcement and public safety after more than 21 years of service in the Phoenix Police Department. He was honored as Detective of the Year in 1992, and retired in 1995 as a homicide investigator.

Johnson’s background also includes entrepreneurship, formerly served as president and chief executive officer of Nkosi, Inc., a security and investigation firm. He is also a prostate cancer survivor and has served as an advocate for prostate cancer awareness.