Carolyn Johnson is the Director of Business, Economic Development and Innovation Policy with the Florida Chamber of Commerce. In this position, Johnson advocates on behalf of helping Florida create a business climate that generates high-paying jobs, vibrant communities and global competitiveness. Johnson’s advocacy efforts span two of the Florida Chamber’s Six Pillars of Florida’s Future Economy – Innovation and Economic Development and Business Climate and Competitiveness.
Johnson’s recent legislative successes include helping to close a costly workers’ compensation loophole that artificially increased the cost of medical care, level the playing field for property insurers and reducing taxpayer risk in the event of a hurricane or catastrophic storm.
Prior to joining the Florida Chamber, Johnson was a District Administrator and Legislative Assistant for the Florida House of Representatives. She previously served as a Deputy Campaign Manager for a successful constitutional amendment campaign. She is a previous member of the Central Florida Partnership’s Young Professional Advisory Council.
Johnson is a native Floridian, hailing from St. Petersburg. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with undergraduate degrees in political science and advertising/public relations. She holds a master’s degree in public administration and a graduate certificate in urban and regional planning.
Johnson enjoys participating in the high-energy Crossfit program and reading historical fictions.