BENNETT J. JOHNSON, III
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Johnson is a business enterprises expert, with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in managing financial systems and controls, assessing the qualitative and quantitative values of assets.
Mr. Johnson has held various public and private sector positions, performing both fiscal and executive roles, including serving as the City of Chicago’s Budget Director. While there, he was responsible for preparing and executing the City’s $6 billion annual operating and $2 billion annual capital budgets, for over 40 departments and more than 35,000 employees. Mr. Johnson oversaw the City’s performance management initiative, which evaluated City operations’ efficiency and efficacy; and he also implemented management reforms that improved the City’s fiscal condition and increased taxpayer value.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering Sciences from Harvard University and received his Master’s degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the London School of Economics.