2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sheila Johnson is Making History in Sports

A look at one of Black Enterprise's 2014 women of power

sheila johnson

As CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality company she founded in 2005,   Johnson oversees luxury properties, including three Florida golf and family resorts reaching from the Gulf to the Atlantic—Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, Reunion Resort in Orlando, and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast.

Furthermore, Johnson is vice chairman of Monumental Sports and 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, including the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals. Johnson is founding partner of Black Entertainment Television.

Stay tuned for more profiles in Black Enterprise’s Women of Power issue.

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