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exchange20 Keynote: Retired Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson

Juvare’s virtual Exchange20 conference is just a month away – and we’re excited to announce our outstanding keynote speaker, retired Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson as our keynote speaker for the event. 

Capt. Johnson will share his experiences working with law enforcement, collaborating with emergency operations, and leading community outreach during the civil unrest that broke out in Ferguson, MO in the wake of the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which is especially timely and relevant given the unrest we have seen in 2020.   

Read his fascinating bio below! 

At Exchange20, a completely virtual event, offered at no charge, you’ll hear from a number of industry leaders and experts, including Capt. Johnson, which will broaden your perspective and sharpen your skills with cutting-edge methodologies, technologies and best practices in emergency management, healthcare, and public health. You’ll also get helpful, first-hand information and best practices for coordinating effective response and recovery activities in the COVID-19 era.  

Be sure to register today for the virtual Exchange2020 conference, October 27-30, 2020.

Captain Ronald S. Johnson Bio 

Captain Ronald S. Johnson, Retired, joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol on July 1, 1987. On August 14, 2014, Governor Jay Nixon appointed Captain Johnson to lead protest security in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, Jr. In 2018, Capt. Johnson authored a book titled,13 days in Ferguson, published by Tyndale House Publishers, to tell his story. 

In June 2017, the Missouri State Highway Patrol created the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach to focus on cultivating and enhancing partnerships with Missourians, community groups, and organizations across the state that may not frequently interact with the State Highway Patrol. As director, Capt. Johnson’s mission involved being a facilitator to engage community members and professionals in developing solutions for challenging social issues. 

Capt. Johnson was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a degree in criminal justice, is a graduate of Northwestern University Traffic Institute of Police Staff and Command, and is a 2014 graduate of the National Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy. He is certified in police instruction and the development/implementation of Assessment Center exercises formatted for command level staff officers. He has served on various committees/boards within the Patrol and Community. 

In November 2001, Gov. Bob Holden appointed Capt. Johnson to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission. He served a second term as commissioner on the Peace Officer Standards Training Commission after being reappointed in July 2007 by Gov. Matt Blunt. Capt. Johnson served as the Chairman of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission under the appointment by Gov. Jay Nixon until his term ended on Jan. 9, 2017. 

Capt. Johnson has received numerous Leadership and Service to the Community awards and recognitions including the Missouri Chamber of Commerce 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, Historical Society of St. Louis County’s 2014 Community Service Award, 2014 Ebony Power 100’s Community Crusader Award, Missouri Community College Association’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, and was named one of CNN’s Extraordinary People in 2014. Capt. Johnson received the 2015 NAACP Rosa Parks Community Leadership Award and the 2017 Ambassador Andrew Young Award for Outstanding Ethics, Service and Commitment to Family and Community. 

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