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Captain Ron Johnson

Author, "13 Days in Ferguson". Best Known for Settling the 2014 Race Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, President & CEO of Lodestone Solutions Group, LLC.

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Captain Ron Johnson Biography

On August 14, 2014, five days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown ignited race riots throughout the city of Ferguson, Missouri, the nation found an unlikely hero in Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Charged with the Herculean task of restoring peace between a hostile African American community and the local police, Johnson, a 30-year law enforcement veteran and an African American, did the unthinkable; he took off his bullet-proof vest and joined the protesters.

In the early days of the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, Captain Johnson’s leadership was on display while the whole world was watching. He elected to use his moral compass of empathy, compassion and selflessness to serve as the calming, unifying force amidst a rapidly deteriorating situation in Ferguson, Missouri. We call that, WORTHY LEADERSHIP™.

In 2018, Captain Johnson founded Lodestone Solution Group, LLC. Lodestone’s Mission is to develop and inspire leaders to use a moral compass of empathy, compassion and selflessness to discover personal and sustainable strength in leading others confidently, even if the whole world is watching.

Captain Johnson adds to his list of accomplishments “Published Author.” On August 7, 2018 Captain Johnson’s Memoir “13 Days in Ferguson” was released. In the book 13 Days in Ferguson, he shares his view of what happened during the thirteen turbulent days he spent stabilizing the city of Ferguson. The 13 days and nights were the most trying of Johnson’s life—professionally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Captain Ronald S. Johnson joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol on July 1, 1987. After graduation, he was assigned to Troop C St. Louis. In 1995, he was promoted to corporal and designated assistant zone commander. In 1997, he was promoted to sergeant and designated zone commander. In October 1999, Captain Johnson was promoted to lieutenant and transferred to Troop A, Lee's Summit. In 2002, he was promoted to captain and returned to Troop C as commanding officer. In 2017, Captain Johnson was designated as Director of the Highway Patrol’s newly created Office of Community Engagement and Outreach.

Captain Johnson was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a criminal justice degree, is a graduate of Northwestern University Traffic Institute of Police Staff and Command, and a 2014 graduate of the National Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy. He is certified in police instruction and the development/implementation of Assessment Center exercises formatted for command level staff officers. He serves on various committees within the Patrol and Community. On August 14, 2014, Governor Jay Nixon appointed Captain Johnson to lead protest security in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, Jr.

Captain Johnson had received numerous awards and recognitions for his Service.

Captain Johnson and his wife Lori have been married for thirty years and have two adult children.

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  • Business Leadership, Diversity and Race, Motivational Speaking , Christian, Ethics and Inegrity, Attitude, Change, Empowerment, Community Relationships and Law Enforcement

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    Captain Ron Johnson generally travels from St. Louis, MO, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Captain Ron Johnson for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Captain Ron Johnson for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Captain Ron Johnson or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Author, "13 Days in Ferguson". Best Known for Settling the 2014 Race Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, President & CEO of Lodestone Solutions Group, LLC.

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Captain Ron Johnson Biography

On August 14, 2014, five days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown ignited race riots throughout the city of Ferguson, Missouri, the nation found an unlikely hero in Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Charged with the Herculean task of restoring peace between a hostile African American community and the local police, Johnson, a 30-year law enforcement veteran and an African American, did the unthinkable; he took off his bullet-proof vest and joined the protesters.

In the early days of the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, Captain Johnson’s leadership was on display while the whole world was watching. He elected to use his moral compass of empathy, compassion and selflessness to serve as the calming, unifying force amidst a rapidly deteriorating situation in Ferguson, Missouri. We call that, WORTHY LEADERSHIP™.

In 2018, Captain Johnson founded Lodestone Solution Group, LLC. Lodestone’s Mission is to develop and inspire leaders to use a moral compass of empathy, compassion and selflessness to discover personal and sustainable strength in leading others confidently, even if the whole world is watching.

Captain Johnson adds to his list of accomplishments “Published Author.” On August 7, 2018 Captain Johnson’s Memoir “13 Days in Ferguson” was released. In the book 13 Days in Ferguson, he shares his view of what happened during the thirteen turbulent days he spent stabilizing the city of Ferguson. The 13 days and nights were the most trying of Johnson’s life—professionally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Captain Ronald S. Johnson joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol on July 1, 1987. After graduation, he was assigned to Troop C St. Louis. In 1995, he was promoted to corporal and designated assistant zone commander. In 1997, he was promoted to sergeant and designated zone commander. In October 1999, Captain Johnson was promoted to lieutenant and transferred to Troop A, Lee's Summit. In 2002, he was promoted to captain and returned to Troop C as commanding officer. In 2017, Captain Johnson was designated as Director of the Highway Patrol’s newly created Office of Community Engagement and Outreach.

Captain Johnson was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a criminal justice degree, is a graduate of Northwestern University Traffic Institute of Police Staff and Command, and a 2014 graduate of the National Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy. He is certified in police instruction and the development/implementation of Assessment Center exercises formatted for command level staff officers. He serves on various committees within the Patrol and Community. On August 14, 2014, Governor Jay Nixon appointed Captain Johnson to lead protest security in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, Jr.

Captain Johnson had received numerous awards and recognitions for his Service.

Captain Johnson and his wife Lori have been married for thirty years and have two adult children.

Captain Ron Johnson Speaking Topics

  • Business Leadership, Diversity and Race, Motivational Speaking , Christian, Ethics and Inegrity, Attitude, Change, Empowerment, Community Relationships and Law Enforcement

Captain Ron Johnson Videos

  • Captain Ron Johnson - 2016 AAIM Leadership Conference-STL ...
    In August, 2014, Captain Johnson was thrust into a leadership role during a critical moment in our nation's history. As "Commander of Ferguson ...
  • Captain Ron Johnson discusses What Respect Looks Like - YouTube
    This video helps audiences understand what the word respect means when utilized in different settings by diverse individuals, and the impact ...
  • Capt. Ron Johnson on Ferguson: “I have no fear” - YouTube
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon put State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson in charge of keeping the peace after days of tense protests in Ferguson ...

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FAQs on booking Captain Ron Johnson

  • How do I book Captain Ron Johnson to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Captain Ron Johnson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Captain Ron 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Captain Ron Johnson or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Captain Ron Johnson

    Speaking fees for Captain Ron Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Captain Ron Johnson are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Captain Ron Johnson, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Captain Ron Johnson speak about?

  • Where does Captain Ron Johnson travel from?

    Captain Ron Johnson generally travels from St. Louis, MO, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Captain Ron Johnson’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Captain Ron Johnson for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Captain Ron Johnson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Captain Ron Johnson or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Captain Ron Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Business Leadership, Diversity and Race, Motivational Speaking , Christian, Ethics and Inegrity, Attitude, Change, Empowerment, Community Relationships and Law Enforcement. The estimated speaking fee range to book Captain Ron Johnson for your event is available upon request. Captain Ron Johnson generally travels from St. Louis, MO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sheldon Yellen, Dr. Ken Druck, Mark Anthony McCray, Neal Petersen and Yvan J. Garcia. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Captain Ron Johnson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Captain Ron Johnson Speaking Topics

  • Business Leadership, Diversity and Race, Motivational Speaking , Christian, Ethics and Inegrity, Attitude, Change, Empowerment, Community Relationships and Law Enforcement

Captain Ron Johnson Speaker Videos

  • Captain Ron Johnson - 2016 AAIM Leadership Conference-STL ...
    In August, 2014, Captain Johnson was thrust into a leadership role during a critical moment in our nation's history. As "Commander of Ferguson ...
    Captain Ron Johnson discusses What Respect Looks Like - YouTube
    This video helps audiences understand what the word respect means when utilized in different settings by diverse individuals, and the impact ...
  • Capt. Ron Johnson on Ferguson: “I have no fear” - YouTube
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon put State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson in charge of keeping the peace after days of tense protests in Ferguson ...

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