People you should know 2/11

Monday, February 11, 2002

  • Age: 37

    Key responsibilities: Overall management of agency and new business sales.

    How long have you lived in Cape Girardeau?: All my life except for seven years in the United States Air Force.

    Education: Bachelor of science, Southeast Missouri State University; U.S. Air Force Officers Training School, F-16 Flight School, weapons training, low level night attack flight school.

    Community involvement: First-grade Sunday School teacher, first grade AWANA director, Lynwood Baptist Church Care and Share Ministry.

    Professional background: 10 years in insurance, seven years as an Air Force pilot.

    Name a Cape Girardeau businessperson you admire and why: My father, Ken Johnson, who has always taught honesty and integrity in all aspects of life, personal and business.

    Last book read: "Pursuit of His Presence," by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland.

    What you wanted to be when you were a child: A pilot.

    How you chose this career: After my career in the Air Force, I wanted a more stable lifestyle for my family, one that would not take me away from my family for an extended period of time. I also wanted a career that was secure and would offer flexibility around family activities. The business had blessed my father. It was a simple decision to work for a family-owned business that offered security and flexibility.

    Biggest obstacle you've overcome and how: No big obstacles so far.

    The best advice to someone new in your field: Be diligent, hard work backed with honesty and integrity.

    Hobbies, interests: Family, biking, swimming, fishing, golf.

    Accomplishments you're most proud of: 10 years of marriage to my wife, Tabatha. My two children, Lauren and Katelyn. Being a Christian. An F-16 fighter pilot with 32 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm.

    Your secret ambition: To own my own airplane.



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