Mr. Johnson joined Gateway to College National Network in 2007 to assist with the spin-off from Portland Community College to an independent nonprofit organization. Prior to his time at GtCNN, Mr. Johnson served as a Grants Officer at Portland Community College and was a founding partner of a grant writing and fund development firm that has secured more than $32.5 million in grant funding for its clients, including school districts, colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations.
As GtCNN’s Chief of Staff, he serves as a strategic partner to the President, VP of Finance & Administration, and Associate VP of External Relations in projects related to the direction and development of the organization, especially work associated with strategic planning, fundraising, and organizational processes. He is also responsible for coordinating the implementation of GtCNN’s business plan, including the development of all grant proposals to foundations and government entities. David holds a BA in British Literature from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.