Rudolph A. Johnson III
San Diego Youth Football Fund
This year we partnered with four San Diego County Youth Football Teams to give need-based grants to some of their athletes in need. This grant covered the cost of the athlete participating in the organization. This was a joint effort with Rudolph A. Johnson III, CEO of Neighborhood House Association and the Phi Omicron and Beta Nu Nu Chapters of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The outyear goal is to establish a grant with each of the 15 teams across San Diego county.
Our San Diego Youth Football Partners
Rudolph A. Johnson III
Rudolph A. Johnson, III knows all too well the impact that Neighborhood House Association (NHA) programs have on a family’s life. As a child, Mr. Johnson participated in NHA’s Federal Head Start program. Today, he leads the organization with great passion and a vision that has transformed NHA into one of the nation’s model human services agencies.
As an accomplished senior executive, Johnson has a career record of providing business insight, transformational leadership, and strategic vision. He was appointed President and CEO of the Neighborhood House Association in 2006, overseeing one of the largest multi-purpose human services agencies in San Diego County. With 23 programs, 800 employees, a $96 million budget, and an economic impact of over $200 million, NHA has grown to be a major economic engine under Johnson’s leadership. Prior to coming to NHA, Johnson spent nine years working for the City of San Diego, and eight years at the San Diego Convention Center—four of those eight years as General Manager.
Johnson is a co-author of an Aspatore Inside the Minds series book titled, Strategies for Building an Agile Organization: Leading CEOs on Establishing Collaboration, Engaging Innovation, and Maximizing Value. He has been a guest lecturer for the Springfield College School of Human Services and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ Executive Leadership Institute. He was also selected as one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 emerging leaders. In 2017, he was awarded the Excellence in Achievement Award in Business from the Texas Southern University National Alumni Association.
He is currently a member of the Eden Housing Board of Directors, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation Regional Inclusive Growth Steering Committee, the Century Club of San Diego (Farmers Insurance Open), the United States International University—Africa Board of Trustees, and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation Board of Trustees.
Johnson holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Southern University.
He is married to his college sweetheart Sheryl, and they have two children.