BJ Johnston

Chief People Officer

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BJ is the Vice President of Corporate Services.

Education & Experience

  • B.A. in Professional Aeronautics
  • M.Ed in Human Resource Development
  • ICF Certified Coach – Professional Certified Coach
  • Certification in TCI Team Diagnostic

BJ has more than 20 years of consulting experience with Fortune 500 organizations.  His primary specialties are management consulting, executive coaching, strategy facilitation, team building, and leadership development.  Additionally, he is a retired USAF veteran with a wide variety of experience which includes avionics systems, air traffic control, and program management. BJ has deep experience as change leader, coach, and leadership educator.  He is a graduate of the Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership Coaching Program.  As a one-on-one executive coach, he worked with leaders by helping them identify and build their leadership potential.

BJ holds a degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle University and a Master of Education in Human Resources Development from The George Washington University.  BJ also has certifications from Cornell University in Executive Leadership, Change Management, and High Performing Teams.  He also holds certificate from The University of Virginia, Darden, in Executive Communications.

BJ is a board member for Buildings and Books and a volunteer for several nonprofits to include Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, and Martha’s Table.  He is an active supporter of veterans through American Corporate Partners and The Washington Center VET Initiative.  BJ spends his free time in Northern Virginia running, motorcycling and adventuring with his family and granddaughters.

What did you do prior to joining OAS?

I was the head of learning and development at Bloomberg Industry Group.

What is something you are passionate about most people wouldn't know?

Design and aesthetics. My point of view is often framed from my interest in good design. I want to learn to play a banjo!

What is your favorite book?

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer.

What sport, hobby, or passion do you have outside of work?

Motorcycling and fitness.

What is a hidden talent of yours?

I can play a guitar.

What is a super strength of yours?

I'm a super grandpa!