As Executive Vice President, Russ is responsible for overall company performance in operations, finance, administration and sales. Working with the other members of our Executive, Operations and Administrative Team, Russ is dedicated to providing our clients and our employees with the best possible experience in the contract security industry. In this position Mr. Johnson attends BID meetings as well as interfacing with local municipalities, law enforcement agencies and other government agencies.
Russ has worked in various labor intensive service businesses including positions as Branch Manager, District Manager, Director of Client Relations and Regional Vice President in the contract security business for companies including Wells Fargo Guard Services, Pinkerton’s and Barton Protective Services. In those positions he prepared and presented local, regional and national proposals while effectively managing profit centers and earning recognition in the areas of account retention, operations management, sales growth and profitability.
Mr. Johnson has also managed profit centers in other service businesses including the contract cleaning business (UNICCO Service Company) turning around underachieving operations and successfully managing various startup operations.
Throughout his career Mr. Johnson has been active in the community serving on various boards and in various leadership capacities including as President of the Boys & Girls Club of West Central Missouri, as President of the Missouri Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and as the President of the Whiteman Air Force Base Community Council. Russ was also on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club and was a long time Board member of the Sedalia-Pettis County United Way. Mr. Johnson is also a long time staff member of the American Legion Missouri Boys State program to which he devotes one week of service each summer. He currently teaches in the Public Administration School at MBS as well as being a presenter in the business and entrepreneurship program. Russ is a veteran who served in the 135th Artillery Group of the MOANG.