As Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of Personnel Management, Justin Johnson is involved in all of Director John Berry’s policy initiatives and is the liaison to national labor leaders on federal workforce matters.
Johnson has served as a Senate press secretary and legislative assistant for energy and environmental policy, and from 1996-2000, he was a special assistant for policy, management and budget at the US Department of the Interior. He has also been a government relations manager and grants program supervisor for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Most recently Johnson was the first executive director of the Missouri Prairie Foundation, a statewide non-profit land trust based in Columbia, Mo. He received a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Missouri in 1994.
He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Melissa Burns, and their two children