Dr. Arthur Wayne Johnson
Dr. Arthur Wayne Johnson is a true conservative, public servant, accomplished businessman, Army veteran, veteran of the Trump administration and life-long Georgia native.
Wayne amassed over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive and CEO of multiple businesses, both domestic and international, in the consumer finance and customer service support industries. He knows how to run organizations efficiently and effectively and wants to bring this solutions-oriented approach to the United States House of Representatives.
From 2017 to 2019, Wayne was a senior official in President Trump’s Administration serving as the Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid. Overseeing the largest provider of student financial aid in the country, Wayne successfully led thousands of employees whose mission was to make college education accessible and affordable for millions of Americans. Wayne’s professional career has given him first-
hand knowledge of how to make higher education more cost-effective so that students and their families receive an education that improves their long-term employment prospects without taking on crushing levels of debt.
Wayne is a U.S. Army veteran, an Eagle Scout and a product of Georgia’s education system. Johnson was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army – serving on active duty in Texas, Alaska and Georgia. His initial branch assignment was the Army Medical Service Corps. Johnson served in Alaska as an officer on the staff of Norman Schwarzkopf.
Wayne holds a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University, a Masters of Business Administration from Emory University, and Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University. Wayne was born in Macon. He is a father and grandfather and has been married to his wife, Joy, for 50 years. Wayne is a respected former banker who has established businesses in Middle and Southwest Georgia, other parts of Georgia and internationally. He has enjoyed both cattle and tree farming and has worked for major corporations with ties to Georgia’s 2 nd Congressional District. Johnson has been a rock-solid conservative for decades, is pro-life and is a serious gun owner.