John Johnson will join the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as director of legislative affairs, effective June 1. He will be working to create a national legislative program to assist NASBA's 55 member boards.

Currently director of the Department of Governmental Affairs at the Florida Institute of CPAs, Johnson began his career as an auditor for the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and later became chief of audit and then deputy director.  In 2002, Johnson became executive director for the Florida Board of Accountancy, where he served for four years.

"John joining NASBA is a significant step in fulfilling our promise to state boards of accountancy to create an enhanced legislative capability within NASBA," said president and CEO Ken Bishop.  "His unique history and relationships with both state boards and state societies, coupled with his expertise, strong ethics and diverse experience in legislative matters, make John the perfect choice for this new office."

"I am excited to bring a new focus to an organization that has always had the vision and strength to pursue programs that serve and advance the best interests of the U.S. state boards of accountancy and the protection of the public," said Johnson.

Johnson holds degrees in accounting and political science from Florida State University.

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