Jack JohnsonChief Advocacy Officer, Destinations International

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    Jack Johnson

    Chief Advocacy Officer, Destinations International

    Johnson brings unrivaled experience to his role as Chief Advocacy Officer at Destinations International. A champion advocate, Johnson manages the overall public policy operations at Destinations International, including member-advocacy education and training, development of destination tools and best practices, coalition work with peer organizations, industry research and related public affairs activities. During his previous tenure with Choose Chicago, Johnson oversaw public policy, research, membership and strategic partnership efforts. He played a leading role in the extensive reforms of the McCormick Place Convention Center and the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau, resulting in a new operating model with a travel-industry and citywide, civic perspective. Johnson was integrally involved in the merger of the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau and the Chicago Office of Tourism, maximizing their resources, unifying the message and embedding the organization into the city’s economic development strategy.


    In this session, guest speaker Jack Johnson gives attendees access to his vault of unrivaled personal experience in developing innovative strategies, policy solutions and civic consensus for government, nonprofits and small businesses. As Chief Advocacy Officer of Destinations International, no one understands the importance of destination-advocacy quite like Johnson.