Vice President & Co-Principal, Johnson Security Bureau, Inc.,
Jessica Johnson is the Vice President and one of two principals of Johnson Security Bureau, Inc., a New York-based security services firm offering armed, unarmed security guard protection and surveillance for corporate, government and private institutions. The family-owned business was created in 1962.
Responsible for the overall business operations of the company, Jessica stepped into her position when her late father, its COO became ill in 2008. Under the leadership of both she and her brother Charles, Johnson Security Bureau doubled its revenues and employee base for two years in a row.
Prior to joining her family’s business on a full-time basis, Jessica served as a sales representative for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals where she promoted cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology and HIV medications to physicians across New York City. She began her sales career with International Business Machines (IBM) in Chicago, IL.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, and Masters of Arts degree in Market Research from the University of Georgia. She believes in the value of continuing education, having completed a number of professional and business development programs. She is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. She has leveraged lessons from programs like this to win security contracts with large global corporations.
Jessica is one of the 2011 recipients of the New York City Women's Chamber of Commerce "Women of Excellence" Award. In 2011, Jessica also accepted the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City’s (ICIC) "Small Business to Watch" Award on behalf of Johnson Security Bureau, Inc.
Jessica is committed to building her community through service in organizations impacting New York. She is a member of the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council. She also serves as a Board Member of the Business Initiative Corporation of New York, a certified SBA 504 lender assisting small businesses across the state.
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