Emily Johnson

Vice President, Talent Development

As vice president, talent development, Johnson implements the chamber’s workforce development strategy, serving as an essential part of the organization’s economic development team. In addition, she assists as the liaison between workforce stakeholders and educational institutions to identify and meet the growing demands in our labor region. Johnson has served as the Executive Director of the Henderson | Chester County Chamber of Commerce in Henderson, Tennessee since 2009. She is a Nashville native and moved from Boulder, Colorado to West Tennessee in 2005. While she was a stay-at-home mom, she completed her degree from Freed-Hardeman University in 2009. She is a Tennessee Certified Economic Developer, a graduate of Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives Institute, and a graduate of TVA’s Rural Leadership Institute and Workforce Institute. She serves as secretary for the Henderson Regional Planning Commission, she is a WestStar Class of 2011 member, and in 2018 she received a Jackson Area Business and Professional Women Sterling Award. She is a Leadership Chester Class of 2009 graduate and she currently directs both the Adult and Youth Chester County Leadership Programs. Emily serves as the Chester County Imagination Library chairman, has served two-terms on the Chester County Carl Perkins Advisory Council, and was the committee chair for the Class of 2019 Chester County Project Graduation. In her free time she loves being outside on her “mini-farm” and during the summer she enjoys spending the weekends at the river with her husband and children.