Russell A. Johnson

Chairman, Center for Leadership Ethics Advisory Board

President and Chief Executive Officer, Merchants Information Solutions

Russell A. Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer of Merchants Information Solutions since 2004, a leading provider of Identity Theft and Data Breach Protection Services for consumers and businesses as well as Behavioral Integrity Testing. Prior to that, he held numerous executive officer positions during a 20 year career in the Banking industry.

He is a respected thought leader both the identity theft protection and pre-employment integrity testing industries. He regularly advises organizations and industry groups nationwide on best practices for both industries.

He holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and is an alumnus of the Graduate School of Bank Management from the University of Virginia. Mr. Johnson has numerous business, educational, and professional affiliations and is a respected leader in the financial services industry. He is active in the Community serving as a board member, and past Board Chair for the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation and past board & executive committee member for the Greater Phoenix Chamber.  Mr. Johnson currently serves as the co-chair for the Chambers Cyber Security Workforce Collaborative and is also the Chair for the Center of Leadership Ethics Advisory Board, University of Arizona - Eller College, as well as, and as a Board member of the David & Meghan Johnson’s Mission 31 Foundation.