Commissioner Marva Johnson
Appointed by Governor
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Religious freedom; sectarian aid; EDUCATION, Public education; State school fund
Last Action: 1/26/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
EDUCATION, Financial assistance
Last Action: 1/29/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
EDUCATION, technical revisions; Article IX
Last Action: 11/27/2017 Referred to Education
FINANCE AND TAXATION, Supermajority vote required to impose, authorize, or raise state taxes or fees
Last Action: 12/19/2017 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
|Occupation:||Regional Vice-President of State Government Affairs for Charter Communications|
|City:||Winter Garden (Orange County)|
Commissioner Marva Johnson is an accomplished member of Florida’s business community and a leader in Florida’s drive for education excellence. Commissioner Johnson is the Regional Vice President of State Government Affairs for Charter Communications and currently serves as the chair of the Florida State Board of Education. Previously, Commissioner Johnson served as a member of the Florida Virtual School Board and Advisory Board for Rollins College’s Crummer Center for Leadership Development.
At Charter Communications, Commissioner Johnson oversees state government affairs, regulatory, local franchising, state legislative matters and implementing strategies for government and community initiatives for the nine Charter states across the southern United States. Prior to Charter’s acquisition of Bright House Networks, Johnson served as Bright House’s Corporate Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs. During her tenure at Bright House, she was a key leader in bringing the company’s competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) forward from concept to operational reality.
Commissioner Johnson has a passion for ensuring that all children have access to a high-quality education that will enable success. She also serves on the board of Enterprise Florida and as the Vice President for the Global Board of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). In 2014, she received the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Champion for Digital Equality Award in recognition of her leadership and advocacy in helping bridge the digital divide in education for low-income families. Other accolades, including being named Cablefax: The Magazine’s “MSO Executive to Watch” and one of the magazine’s “Top Women in Tech.”
Commissioner Johnson received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from Georgetown University before receiving a Master of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizuetta Business School and a Juris Doctor from the Georgia State University College of Law.
She resides in Winter Garden, Florida with her husband and two children.