Sheila C. Johnson
CEO, Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Sheila C. Johnson is CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality company she founded in 2005, through which she oversees a growing portfolio of luxury properties, including three Florida golf and family resorts. Johnson’s Salamander Resort & Spa, located in Middleburg, VA, made its much anticipated debut in August 2013.
Johnson is also vice chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and president and managing partner of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. She is the only African-American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams, including the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals. She also serves on the executive committee of the United States Golf Association.
Johnson is a partner in ProJet Aviation, a comprehensive aviation service company specializing in aviation consulting, aircraft acquisitions, management, and charter services. She is also a partner in Mistral, the makers of fine bath, body, and home products. READ MORE