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02-19-1998

Former Clinton Administrator To Speak At Clarkson Wednesday, Topic: Who's Managing Your Government And Why Aren't You?

[Black and white photo of Johnson is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/johnson.jpg.]

Johnson's topic will be "Who's Managing Your Government and Why Aren't You?" He will entertain questions from the audience during his presentation.

Johnson, who received his B.S. in business administration from Clarkson in 1956, is the first Republican appointed to a top post in the Clinton Administration, and was sworn in as the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in 1993. As the number one official at the GSA, Johnson directed all functions assigned to this independent agency of the executive branch that employs some 16,800 people, had an annual budget of $11.7 billion and financial responsibilities of $64 billion. Roger W. Johnson

Roger W. Johnson is one of a very small group whose career includes leadership positions in four of institutional segments, i.e. CEO of a Fortune 500 company, head of a major federal agency as well as significant leadership roles in non-profit art organizations and a major public university.

Since leaving the Clinton Administration in March 1996, Johnson has become a member of the Board of Directors for the Needham Funds, Inc., New York, New York; JTS Corporation, San Jose, California; and Array Microsystems, Los Gatos, California.

Johnson has been interviewed on all the major networks including ABC's "Good Morning America," "Larry King Live," and MSNBC, and he has conducted many interviews on talk radio shows such as the "Michael Jackson Show" in L.A. and the syndicated "Judy Jarvis Show" as well as dozens of interviews with the print media.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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