Jeffrey Johnson is the Chief of the Minority Business Development Division of the Ohio Development Services Agency. In this role, he is responsible to lead the state’s efforts to help develop and grow Ohio minority-owned businesses. Johnson works closely with the Ohio Minority Business Advisory Council and fourteen Minority Business Assistance Centers around the state to support the agency’s efforts.
Prior to joining the Ohio Development Services Agency, Johnson was the Vice President of Government and Non-Profit Lending at JP Morgan & Chase where he provided expertise on municipal bond underwriting and analysis. During his time with Chase, he underwrote the largest municipal bond transaction in the history of the Business Banking Division for more than $35 million. In his more than 30-year career, almost 15 years has been as an institutional investor, dealing primarily with municipal transactions. He has years of experience working with government municipalities and community organizations.
Johnson is also an active member in his community, where he has served as a board member to the New Albany Joint Park District, New Albany Plain Local School District and the Columbus Urban League.
Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.