Karlton Johnson

Chairman, National Space Society Board of Governors

Karlton D. Johnson is the Chairman of the National Space Society’s Board of Governors. In this capacity, he provides overall senior executive leadership to enhance the effectiveness and performance of the Board of Governors in support of the Society’s goals, and he serves as the primary spokesperson for the Board of Governors shepherding strategic engagements with congressional leaders and C-suite senior executives. Mr. Johnson brings a wealth of expertise in several areas to include strategic leadership, partnership creation, organizational excellence, space operational support, and cybersecurity. A former Air Force Colonel, he has successfully developed solutions enabling business transformation globally for large, multinational organizations, led international development of aerospace and defense business partnerships in Fortune 500 companies, and managed resource asset portfolios up to $5.5B.