JAMESTOWN - The Robert H. Jackson Center has announced the appointment of its new President and Chief Executive Officer, James C. Johnson.
"Since co-founding the Robert H. Jackson Center in 2001, it's been a privilege for me to watch the center evolve from its humble beginnings to its current status as a global educational resource," said founder and board member Greg Peterson. "It was important to us that the next leader of the Jackson Center shares the values and vision that helped us get to where we are today. James C. Johnson is that leader, with the experience and mindset necessary to build on our successes of the past 11 years."
Johnson, who has relocated to the area with his wife, Pam, most recently served as the Chief of Prosecutions for the Special Court of Sierra Leone. A distinguished attorney and retired U.S. military officer, he previously served as a professor at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, as legal adviser to the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and in various operational assignments in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska.
James C. Johnson
"It's critical that we make smart strategic decisions to ensure the Jackson Center's growth and future success," said Board Chairman David M. Crane. "This is a giant step forward in our plans to institutionalize the Jackson Center. Jim Johnson is an experienced leader at all levels, with specific expertise in strategic vision, stakeholder communications, and planning."
"I could not be more honored and excited to begin this new chapter at the Robert H. Jackson Center. I have watched from a distance as the Center has matured and developed so impressively from its origins, yet there are new frontiers to explore while keeping the core focus on the center's educational mission and promoting the Jackson Legacy," Johnson said. "It's a privilege to lead the center as we explore new initiatives and partnerships that will keep moving the center's mission forward."
The Robert H. Jackson Center was established to advance the legacy of Justice Jackson through education, exhibits and pursuing the relevance of his ideas for current and future generations. For information about the center or its upcoming events, visit the website at www.roberthjackson.org or phone 483-6646.