Kevin Johnson, a former president of the Chamber of the Commerce in Athens GA, is joining the Research Triangle Foundation as vice president of business development.

Johnson has more than 15 years of experience in economic development. His most recent position was vice president of business development for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. He also worked for the High Point (NC) Economic Development Corporation for eight years. He was president of the group from 1996-2000. He led the Athens Chamber before moving to Phoenix.

Johnson is a native of Myrtle Beach SC and attended South Carolina State University, earning a bachelors degree in political science and pre-law.

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