Jeff Johnson

Chief Jeffrey D. Johnson has an extensive public safety background, with over 40 years experience at the local, national and international level. Chief Johnson rose through the ranks to become the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Fire Chief for 15 years prior to retiring. Chief Johnson has subsequently developed expertise in public safety technology having served on the inaugural FirstNet Board of Directors as Vice Chairman and a key figure in passing the legislation to create the network. Chief Johnson has served as President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and President and Chief Executive of the Western Chiefs which focuses on wildfire, technology and the intersection of the two. Chief Johnson also has an extensive private sector background having served on numerous corporate boards including Sonim Technologies (NASDAQ – SONM) and Informed Publishing who specialized in public safety apps. Chief Johnson also founded other successful ventures including Sisters Meat and Smokehouse(s) which are artisanal meat shops and restaurants which produce the finest boutique deli meats.  Chief Johnson is a graduate of Concordia University and the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program and Jeff lives in Sisters Oregon with his family where he enjoys the outdoor lifestyle.