Professional Experience

Professional Experience

CEO, Bill Johnson Group, LLC

Public Affairs Officer, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
Internal and external communications

Director of Administration & Budget, Wayne County Commission. 

Editorial Writer/Columnist, Detroit News

Radio and television social and political commentator –Flashpoint-TV4, Spotlight on the News-TV7, TV2, Public Broadcasting, etc.

Bill Johnson & Associates, Media Consultant 

Press Secretary/Director of Public Information, Wayne County Executive Office – Bill Lucas

News director, reporter, talk show host, on-air radio personality – WWJ, WRIF, WCHD, WGPR, WQBH

Instructor, Marketing and the Media, Detroit Entrepreneurship Institute

Professional Ghostwriter 

                              Professional Training

Editorial Page Editors and Writers Seminar, American Press Institute

Steward Training, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, U of M and WSU in cooperation with Michigan State Employees Union, Council #7 AFSCME

9th Annual Summer Institute, Labor and Industrial Relations Center, Michigan State University

Principals and Practices of Supervision, Wayne County Management Development Program

Bachelor’s Degree, Wayne State University: Graduated cum laude

                            Honors, Awards and Milestones

Two major broadcast journalism awards for Investigative Reporting: Associated Press and United Press International

Fifteen professional newspaper journalism awards — editorial and column writing – local, state and national

Invited speaker: Hillsdale College, Wayne State Univ., Univ. of Detroit; Illinois Public Policy Institute

Invited guest: The O’Reilly Factor-Fox News; segments on Oprah, CNN, NBC.

Former Trustee: Detroit Receiving/Harper Hospital/Legacy-DMC Board Member

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