J. Cliff Johnson

Practice Leader, National Journal Leadership Council , Washington, District of Columbia

Cliff Johnson is the Practice Leader for the National Journal Leadership Council. In this capacity, Cliff develops best practice research and benchmarking initiatives to elevate the performance of government affairs professionals.

Cliff has more than 20 years of public affairs experience and previously held senior executive positions at both the Direct Marketing Association and the National Association of Manufacturers.

Cliff holds an M.B.A. from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara.