Vice President of Government Affairs
Carolyn Johnson is the Vice President of Government Affairs 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. Her 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. She has been an essential part of the Florida Chamber team for the past nine legislative sessions.
Carolyn is the Florida Chamber’s expert on lawsuit abuse reform, workers’ comp, taxation and insurance. She leads the Florida Chamber Small Business Council, made up of hundreds of businesses in every corner of the state, and the Workers’ Compensation Task Force. Recent legislative successes include fixing the assignment of benefits, clarifying liability for owners of specialized mobile equipment and saving businesses over $500 million in tax relief. She serves on the state Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and the State Advisory Board for the Florida Small Business Development Center Network.
Prior to joining the Florida Chamber in 2013, Carolyn was a District Administrator and Legislative Assistant for the Florida House of Representatives. She previously served as a Deputy Campaign Manager for a constitutional amendment campaign.
Carolyn 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.
In her spare time, she enjoys running half-marathons and cheering on the Knights.