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Sheila C. Johnson

Entrepreneur, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, 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. She is the team president, managing partner, and governor of the WNBA's Washington Mystics.

As CEO of Salamander Hospitality, Johnson oversees a growing portfolio of luxury properties—one of her properties, the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, houses a 72-hole golf course that hosts the annual PGA TOURs Transitions Championship and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship.

Johnson is a global ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty by empowering women to help entire communities escape poverty. Sheila's I Am Powerful Challenge was instrumental in helping raise funds for CARE's important work. She serves as chair of the board of governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York and funded the opening of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, combining classrooms, public program spaces, and galleries.

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 on multiple films. 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 during his administration. She sits on the boards of VH1's Save the Music Foundation, Americans for the Arts, the School of Education and Human Development Foundation at the University of Virginia, and the University of Illinois Foundation.

Speaking Topics
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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  • HOW TO BOOK Sheila C. Johnson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sheila C. Johnson for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. 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?

    Speaking fees for Sheila C. Johnson, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Sheila C. Johnson charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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.
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    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.
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Entrepreneur, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, 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. She is the team president, managing partner, and governor of the WNBA's Washington Mystics.

As CEO of Salamander Hospitality, Johnson oversees a growing portfolio of luxury properties—one of her properties, the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, houses a 72-hole golf course that hosts the annual PGA TOURs Transitions Championship and the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championship.

Johnson is a global ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty by empowering women to help entire communities escape poverty. Sheila's I Am Powerful Challenge was instrumental in helping raise funds for CARE's important work. She serves as chair of the board of governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York and funded the opening of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, combining classrooms, public program spaces, and galleries.

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 on multiple films. 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 during his administration. She sits on the boards of VH1's Save the Music Foundation, Americans for the Arts, the School of Education and Human Development Foundation at the University of Virginia, and the University of Illinois Foundation.

Sheila C. Johnson Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

Sheila C. Johnson Videos

  • Virtuoso Travel Week 2020: Sheila C. Johnson Keynote Speech
    Sheila C. Johnson – the cofounder of BET, owner of three professional sports teams, film producer, philanthropist, and the founder and CEO and CEO...
  • Sheila Johnson delivers the keynote speech at Montgomery College
    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
    Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, founder of Salamander Resort & Spa and Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports ...

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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 both live and virtual events for over 20 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. 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?

    Speaking fees for Sheila C. Johnson, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Sheila C. Johnson charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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 20 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 such as Creative Pursuits, The Rewards of Philanthropy and Lessons from a Groundbreaking Leader. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sheila C. Johnson for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. 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 Cynthia Marshall, Arlan Hamilton, Carla Harris, Gisel Ruiz and Randi Zuckerberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sheila C. Johnson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Sheila C. Johnson Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

Sheila C. Johnson Speaker Videos

  • Virtuoso Travel Week 2020: Sheila C. Johnson Keynote Speech
    Sheila C. Johnson – the cofounder of BET, owner of three professional sports teams, film producer, philanthropist, and the founder and CEO and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts – gave the...
    Sheila Johnson delivers the keynote speech at Montgomery College
    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
    Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, founder of Salamander Resort & Spa and Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports ...
    Commencement Address, Sheila C. Johnson
    Commencement Address, Sheila C. Johnson. University of Richmond.
  • Sheila C. Johnson At The Parsons Table with Paul Goldberger
    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
    SOC Commencement Speaker Sheila C. Johnson. American University.

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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.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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