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Michael G. Johnson

Vice-President and Community Development Program Officer
Global Philanthropy JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Michael G. Johnson is a Vice President in Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., a global leader in corporate philanthropy with more than $200 million invested in communities annually. In his role, he is responsible for the firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development portfolio for the New York Tri-State area and a national portfolio involving affordable housing seed capital and data driven solutions for neighborhood revitalization through Partnership for Raising Opportunities (PRO) Neighborhoods. Michael joined the firm in April 2017.


Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase & Co., Michael was Director of Customer Operations at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and prior to this served as Chief of Staff to General Manager. As Chief of Staff, he supported the General Manager’s office which oversaw nearly 11,000 employees, an operating budget of $3 billion and a housing portfolio of 176,000 units serving more than 400,000 residents. At NYCHA, Michael engaged directly with executives and staff on day to day management and special projects, as well as interfaced directly with residents, elected officials, non-profit organizations, city, state and federal agencies.


Prior to NYCHA, Michael served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for Real Estate with the Brick City Development Corporation (BCDC), a newly created economic development agency under former Mayor Cory Booker. At BCDC, he was tasked with developing a strategy and laying the groundwork for attracting and incentivizing real estate development opportunities in the city’s downtown area as well as in adjacent wards and communities. Prior to BCDC, Michael worked in private real estate and in various positions with the New York City Economic Development Corporation.


A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Michael received a Master’s Degree in City Planning. He also holds a Bachelor Degree in City Planning from the University of Virginia and Master’s Degree in Political Science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Michael serves on the Board of the Berean Housing Development Fund Corporation and serves as an Adjunct Lecturer with the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor of the City University of New York.