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Entrepreneur, President of WNBA's Washington Mystics & Co-founder of BET

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 Sheila C. Johnson Biography

Sheila Crump Johnson is an American businesswoman, co-founder of BET, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, and the first African-American woman to attain a net worth of at least one billion dollars.

Johnson is team president, managing partner, and governor of the WNBA's Washington Mystics, a position she earned before the 2005 season. She is the first African-American woman to be an owner or partner in three professional sports franchises: the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Washington Wizards (NBA), and the Washington Mystics (WNBA).

As CEO of Salamander Hospitality, a company she founded in 2005, Johnson oversees a growing portfolio of luxury properties. Woodlands Inn, in Summerville, SC, is one of only a handful of properties in North America to receive the prestigious Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both lodging and dining. In 2007, Johnson acquired Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort. Set on 900 acres, this 72-hole resort in Innisbrook, FL hosts the annual PGA TOURs Transitions Championship and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship.

In 2006, Johnson was named global ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty by empowering women because they have the unique power to help entire communities escape poverty. Sheilas I Am Powerful Challenge was instrumental in helping raise funds for CAREs important work. Johnson is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Johnson has long been a powerful influence in the entertainment industry as a founding partner of BET (Black Entertainment Television) and as a film producer. In partnership with other investors, her first film, Kicking It, premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. She was executive produced her second film, A Powerful Noise, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in New York and her third film, She Is The Matador. Her latest film, The Other City, about the HIV/AIDS crisis in Washington DC, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2010. She was an executive producer of Lee Daniels' The Butler in 2013.

A fervent supporter of the arts and education, Johnson was appointed by Barack Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and served as chair of the board of governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York. She has sat on the boards of Americans for the Arts, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the Tiger Woods Foundation, the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, Howard University and the University of Illinois Foundation.

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  • Lessons from a Groundbreaking Leader

    The entrepreneurial bug bit Johnson early on. Never one to take the easy road, she has been on a path to success that has been filled with hard lessonsincluding the absolute importance of collaboration. In today's challenging business environment, entrepreneurs need encouragement more than ever before, and Johnson not only offers them inspiration, but also imparts the important lessons she's learned, including:
    • How to get in the door, and how to create a new door when necessary
    • Why its crucial to take calculated risks while owning your mistakes
    • Why there's no such thing as a straight line when it comes to business success
    • How to create the right corporate culture and foster employee investment

  • The Rewards of Philanthropy

    Leaders must be givers, sharing their time, resources and vision to help others who are less fortunate, and inspiring those around them to action. In addition to Johnson's contributions to the arts, she is a global ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty by empowering women, because they have the unique power to help entire communities escape poverty. "Sheila's I Am Powerful Challenge" raised millions for CARE, and "A Powerful Noise," the documentary Johnson produced about three remarkable women effecting change in Mali, Vietnam and Bosnia, helped raise awareness of women's issues around the world. Through inspirational stories and moving anecdotes, Johnson illustrates:
    • How to find a mission close to your heart
    • How to pass on the spirit of giving within your community or organization
    • How to give effectively within your means

  • Creative Pursuits

    Johnson spent her grade school and college years training to be a concert violinist. She is now an advocate for the arts and arts education, as she believes that they allow children an important outlet for their creativity and help with all other academic pursuits. She serves as chair of the Board of Governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York and sits on the boards of VH1's Save the Music Foundation and Americans for the Arts. Johnson speaks authoritatively on the rewards and benefits of investing in the arts.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Sheila C. Johnson?

    Booking fees for Sheila C. Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sheila C. Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sheila C. Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sheila C. Johnson for your next private or corporate function.
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Sheila C. Johnson

Entrepreneur, President of WNBA's Washington Mystics & Co-founder of BET

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Sheila C. Johnson Biography

Sheila Crump Johnson is an American businesswoman, co-founder of BET, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, and the first African-American woman to attain a net worth of at least one billion dollars.

Johnson is team president, managing partner, and governor of the WNBA's Washington Mystics, a position she earned before the 2005 season. She is the first African-American woman to be an owner or partner in three professional sports franchises: the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Washington Wizards (NBA), and the Washington Mystics (WNBA).

As CEO of Salamander Hospitality, a company she founded in 2005, Johnson oversees a growing portfolio of luxury properties. Woodlands Inn, in Summerville, SC, is one of only a handful of properties in North America to receive the prestigious Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both lodging and dining. In 2007, Johnson acquired Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort. Set on 900 acres, this 72-hole resort in Innisbrook, FL hosts the annual PGA TOURs Transitions Championship and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship.

In 2006, Johnson was named global ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty by empowering women because they have the unique power to help entire communities escape poverty. Sheilas I Am Powerful Challenge was instrumental in helping raise funds for CAREs important work. Johnson is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Johnson has long been a powerful influence in the entertainment industry as a founding partner of BET (Black Entertainment Television) and as a film producer. In partnership with other investors, her first film, Kicking It, premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. She was executive produced her second film, A Powerful Noise, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in New York and her third film, She Is The Matador. Her latest film, The Other City, about the HIV/AIDS crisis in Washington DC, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2010. She was an executive producer of Lee Daniels' The Butler in 2013.

A fervent supporter of the arts and education, Johnson was appointed by Barack Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and served as chair of the board of governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York. She has sat on the boards of Americans for the Arts, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the Tiger Woods Foundation, the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, Howard University and the University of Illinois Foundation.

Sheila C. Johnson Videos

  • Sheila Johnson delivers the keynote speech at Montgomery ...
    May 22, 2019 ... Ms. Sheila C. Johnson delivered the keynote address at Montgomery College's 2019 Commencement on Friday, May 17, 2019 Ms. Sheila C.
  • Meet Sheila C. Johnson - BbWorld 2018 Keynote Speaker - YouTube
    Jun 14, 2018 ... Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, founder of Salamander Resort & Spa and Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports ...
  • Commencement Address, Sheila C. Johnson - YouTube
    May 8, 2017 ... Commencement Address, Sheila C. Johnson. University of Richmond. Loading... Unsubscribe from University of Richmond? Cancel

Sheila C. Johnson Speaking Topics

  • Lessons from a Groundbreaking Leader

    The entrepreneurial bug bit Johnson early on. Never one to take the easy road, she has been on a path to success that has been filled with hard lessonsincluding the absolute importance of collaboration. In today's challenging business environment, entrepreneurs need encouragement more than ever before, and Johnson not only offers them inspiration, but also imparts the important lessons she's learned, including:
    • How to get in the door, and how to create a new door when necessary
    • Why its crucial to take calculated risks while owning your mistakes
    • Why there's no such thing as a straight line when it comes to business success
    • How to create the right corporate culture and foster employee investment

  • The Rewards of Philanthropy

    Leaders must be givers, sharing their time, resources and vision to help others who are less fortunate, and inspiring those around them to action. In addition to Johnson's contributions to the arts, she is a global ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty by empowering women, because they have the unique power to help entire communities escape poverty. "Sheila's I Am Powerful Challenge" raised millions for CARE, and "A Powerful Noise," the documentary Johnson produced about three remarkable women effecting change in Mali, Vietnam and Bosnia, helped raise awareness of women's issues around the world. Through inspirational stories and moving anecdotes, Johnson illustrates:
    • How to find a mission close to your heart
    • How to pass on the spirit of giving within your community or organization
    • How to give effectively within your means

  • Creative Pursuits

    Johnson spent her grade school and college years training to be a concert violinist. She is now an advocate for the arts and arts education, as she believes that they allow children an important outlet for their creativity and help with all other academic pursuits. She serves as chair of the Board of Governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York and sits on the boards of VH1's Save the Music Foundation and Americans for the Arts. Johnson speaks authoritatively on the rewards and benefits of investing in the arts.

FAQs on booking Sheila C. Johnson

  • How to book Sheila C. Johnson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sheila C. Johnson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sheila C. Johnson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sheila C. Johnson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sheila C. Johnson?

    Booking fees for Sheila C. Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sheila C. Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sheila C. Johnson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sheila C. Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sheila C. Johnson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sheila C. Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sheila C. Johnson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sheila C. Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sheila C. Johnson for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Sheila C. Johnson generally travels from VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Lisa Leslie, Dominique Dawes, Marilyn Tam and Stedman Graham. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sheila C. Johnson for an upcoming event.

Sheila C. Johnson Speaker Videos

  • Sheila Johnson delivers the keynote speech at Montgomery ...
    May 22, 2019 ... Ms. Sheila C. Johnson delivered the keynote address at Montgomery College's 2019 Commencement on Friday, May 17, 2019 Ms. Sheila C.
    Meet Sheila C. Johnson - BbWorld 2018 Keynote Speaker - YouTube
    Jun 14, 2018 ... Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, founder of Salamander Resort & Spa and Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports ...
  • Commencement Address, Sheila C. Johnson - YouTube
    May 8, 2017 ... Commencement Address, Sheila C. Johnson. University of Richmond. Loading... Unsubscribe from University of Richmond? Cancel
    Sheila C. Johnson At The Parsons Table with Paul Goldberger ...
    Oct 13, 2015 ... At the Parsons Table with groundbreaking entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, who will discuss her successful career, her ...
  • SOC Commencement Speaker Sheila C. Johnson - YouTube
    May 10, 2015 ... SOC Commencement Speaker Sheila C. Johnson. American University. Loading. .. Unsubscribe from American University? Cancel

Sheila C. Johnson Speaking Topics

  • Lessons from a Groundbreaking Leader

    The entrepreneurial bug bit Johnson early on. Never one to take the easy road, she has been on a path to success that has been filled with hard lessonsincluding the absolute importance of collaboration. In today's challenging business environment, entrepreneurs need encouragement more than ever before, and Johnson not only offers them inspiration, but also imparts the important lessons she's learned, including:
    • How to get in the door, and how to create a new door when necessary
    • Why its crucial to take calculated risks while owning your mistakes
    • Why there's no such thing as a straight line when it comes to business success
    • How to create the right corporate culture and foster employee investment

  • The Rewards of Philanthropy

    Leaders must be givers, sharing their time, resources and vision to help others who are less fortunate, and inspiring those around them to action. In addition to Johnson's contributions to the arts, she is a global ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty by empowering women, because they have the unique power to help entire communities escape poverty. "Sheila's I Am Powerful Challenge" raised millions for CARE, and "A Powerful Noise," the documentary Johnson produced about three remarkable women effecting change in Mali, Vietnam and Bosnia, helped raise awareness of women's issues around the world. Through inspirational stories and moving anecdotes, Johnson illustrates:
    • How to find a mission close to your heart
    • How to pass on the spirit of giving within your community or organization
    • How to give effectively within your means

  • Creative Pursuits

    Johnson spent her grade school and college years training to be a concert violinist. She is now an advocate for the arts and arts education, as she believes that they allow children an important outlet for their creativity and help with all other academic pursuits. She serves as chair of the Board of Governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York and sits on the boards of VH1's Save the Music Foundation and Americans for the Arts. Johnson speaks authoritatively on the rewards and benefits of investing in the arts.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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