Richard Johnson has been named vice president of Development at WTCI, Chattanooga’s community PBS station.
Mr. Johnsoncame to WTCI from Virginia College School of Business and Health where he managed Career Services, Marketing and Development. As vice president of Development, he will guide WTCI through a development campaign that will position the PBS station to better serve its 24-county region, using his experience in building business by helping clients identify regional trends and applying them to marketing strategies and promotions.
A Leadership Chattanooga and Holmberg Leadership Institute graduate, Mr. Johnson is a current board member of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of The Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Chattanooga Rotary Club. He also serves on the Southeast Tennessee Development District’s board and is president of the Erlanger Health Systems Pleiades Board. An adjunct faculty member at Virginia College and Chattanooga State Community College, he has an undergraduate degree from UTC in Communications and an MBA from Bryan College.
Mr. Johnson is a native of Chattanooga and his wife, Peg, is a Talent Acquisition Director for Red Cross. He represented Virginia College in 2013 as an education ambassador through the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce’s “Destination Germany” trip and is eager to bring his passion for business development and marketing solutions to WTCI.
“As the community’s storyteller, WTCI shares the messages of some of the organizations that most powerfully impact the lives of Chattanoogans and we are looking forward to the partnerships and relationships that Richard will develop,” said Paul Grove, WTCI’s president and CEO.