Speaker Details: Gregory Johnson

Gregory Johnson

Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority


Gregory D. Johnson, MS, PHM, EDEP is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority. Selected by the CMHA Board of Commissioners for his leadership and strategic skills, Mr. Johnson is building upon the agency’s high performer status and preparing the organization for a bright future.

He joined CMHA from Dayton Premier Management, where he accumulated 16 years of housing industry experience in a number of roles before being named CEO. During his tenure as CEO, Johnson sought creative educational opportunities to foster his impact on the dynamic growing environment of the housing industry. Seeking creative solutions within the housing industry is a lifelong mission for Mr. Johnson. It was his deep, personal understanding of the struggles these everyday people face that led him to a career in which he could empower individuals, foster a sense of community and provide access to the same positive opportunities that impacted his life.

Mr. Johnson is also recognized as a leader within the housing industry. In addition to earning a B.A. from Tiffin University and a Master’s Degree from Quinnipiac University, he also holds several industry certifications, including:

    • Executive Leadership – Harvard Kennedy School in Boston
    • Leading Organizational Change – Wharton in Philadelphia
    • Graduate of the Executive Directors Program – Rutgers University
    • Executive Management completion – NAHRO
    • Public Housing Management – Nan McKay and Associates
    • Six Sigma Green Belt in problem solving – Villanova University

Mr. Johnson has also been called upon as an industry expert. In 2006 he wrote, and presented, a brief before the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census (“Public Housing Management: Do the Public Housing Authorities have the flexibility they need to meet the changing demands of the 21st Century?”).