Before serving as Director of Finance and Operations for the Memphis Music Initiative, Johnny spent 9 years as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Mississippi Children’s Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. There he headed all financial, human resource, IT, security and administrative needs of the museum and oversaw the original $26.6 million capital campaign that made the museum a reality. Prior to the museum, he served in many capacities in the financial services and telecommunications industries. He has committed himself to serving in nonprofit cultural organizations that advance the rights and access of underserved communities and populations to educational and other opportunities. Through first-hand experience, he has seen how vital this work is. Johnny is a native of Jackson, MS and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Millsaps College.