Here are some quick facts about Bill Johns…

Margaret_Bill_Johns_031722.jpg

“Bill and Margaret on St. Patrick’s Day 2022”

Personal

  • ​Born in SoCal to a military family

  • 40+ Years in Tennessee / 22 Years in Farragut

  • Celebrating 30 years with wife Margaret this year

  • Proud Father of Leilani, the “Dinosaurs in Parks” girl

  • Leilani attended FIS, FES, CUMC School

  • Semi-retired entrepreneur and consultant

    • aka the “Hawaiian Shirt Guy” / “Supply Chain Guy"

  • Pioneer in modern supply chain management

  • “Silicon Valley” veteran

  • “Fortune 500” veteran

  • “Best of Show” – TN Valley Fair

  • “Sportsman of the Year” - TVSC

  • Owner of 200+ Hawaiian Shirts

Professional Education

  • Master of Business Administration (University of Tennessee)

  • Master of Public Administration (University of Memphis)

  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Memphis)

  • 1000s+ Hours of Specialized Training

  • “Blue Collar & Entrepreneurship”

Republican/ Conservative

  • Concord – Farragut Republican Club (multi-year past president)

  • West Knox Republican Club

  • Tennessee Conservative Union, past officer, and radio host

  • Former Farragut GOP precinct treasurer

  • Against TOF “Hotel/Motel Tax”

  • "No TN Income Tax” (1998 – 2001)

  • “Citizens Against New Taxes” (1994)

  • Various conservative/2A initiatives

Economic Development

  • Spearheaded and supported many $B/$M initiatives

  • Former VP / consultant to Innovation Valley

  • Developed Innovation Valley award winning brand

  • Farragut Economic Development Committee

  • “Person of the Year” (KNS 2018) nominee 

  • “Innovator Award” (SGPB) nominee

  • “Postma Medal” (ETEC) nominee

Other Community Activities

  • Knox County Charter Review Committee

  • TOF Adopt a Mile Program

  • Activist for new high school (HVA)

  • Activist for new superintendent

  • Mentor to 1000+ FHS/UT Students

  • Second Harvest Food Drive

  • Support of veteran groups

Past Public Sector Affiliations

  • American Society for Public Administration

  • Pi Alpha Alpha Public Administration Honor Society

  • International City/County Management Association

  • American Planning Association

  • Tennessee Quality Award

  • Tennessee Economic & Community Development

  • Leadership Germantown (1996)