UC’s Johnson named to leadership program
Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:01 pm
LEAD Tennessee, a state government leadership training initiative, has announced its upcoming class of 117 current and emerging leaders from 33 departments and agencies from all three branches of state government.
Among those who have been named to the training initiative is David Johnson of Union City.
Johnson has worked for 19 years for the State of Tennessee as a facility administrator based out of Jackson.
His position with the state involves supervising a staff responsible for eight state-owned buildings as well as 53 leased state offices located in 14 counties across West Tennessee.
Johnson was named the 2011 Facility Administrator of the Year in the state Department of General Services.
He is married to Mary Hellen Johnson and this past year the couple has served as chaperones for the Union City Rotary Club’s European trip for local high school students.
“State government is taking a proactive and assertive approach towards creating a talented pool of leaders that will help lead our state into the next generation,” Deputy Gov. Claude Ramsey said.
LEAD Tennessee, a dynamic program administered by the Tennessee Department of Human Resources, is a statewide, 12-month development initiative which includes six one-day summits focused on 12 core leadership competencies. The goal of LEAD Tennessee is to increase the state’s leadership bench strength by providing agencies with a continuous pipeline of motivated and prepared leaders.
“Encouraging and developing emerging leaders is a fundamental requirement for success in any organization. For state government, that requirement is fulfilled in LEAD Tennessee,” said Mark Cate, special assistant to Gov. Bill Haslam.