Manuel H. Johnson

Board Member

From 1977 to 1994, Manley Johnson was a professor of economics at George Mason University and from 1999 to 2003 served on the Mason Board of Visitors. 

Dr. Johnson served as deputy assistant and then assistant secretary of the Treasury Department from 1981 to 1986. He helped design the Tax Act of 1981 and the Tax Reform Act of 1986, for which he was awarded the department’s highest honor, the Alexander Hamilton Award. From 1986 to 1990, he served as a member and as vice chairman of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Dr. Johnson is now co-chairman and senior partner in the consulting firm of Johnson Smick International, Inc., which provides information services on economic and political policy changes that affect global financial markets. 

Dr. Johnson holds a BS in economics cum laude from Troy State University and an MS and a PhD in economics from Florida State University.