Prominent political strategist who was the National Southern Regional Director for President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 election campaigns was in the Seen from the Inside’s studio chatting about listening to citizens and doing public social good. Clark Central High School (Athens, GA) and Clark Atlanta University alumni, Johnson, landed his first job working for Atlanta’s former mayor Bill Campbell. He learned early on that no matter what background, denomination or creed, people strongly care about three major things: jobs, education and health care. He successfully managed Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s election campaign as well as his “mentor” GA Congressman John Lewis’s election. Key lesson learned, “Never underestimate the power of connecting on issues that matter most to people,” Johnson said. Doing public good is listening to people and making connections. Johnson was the youngest and the first African-American to win national award for “Political Campaign Manager of the Year.” Hear him tell the story shaking President Obama’s hands for the first time. Listen in now!