Ed Johnson is the managing Founder & President of Ed JohnsonAP International Consulting. He is a proud and involved resident of the communities of Asbury Park, Monmouth County and State of New Jersey. Mr. Johnson served his home community as Mayor, Councilman and Chairman of the Urban Enterprise Zone from 1998 – 2013.
Currently, Mr. Johnson is the Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Community Relations at Brookdale Community College. He served as the Senior Executive Officer of Community Engagement 2020 – 2021. Mr. Johnson is an Adjunct Faculty in Political Science teaching at Rutgers University, Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College. As a Political Scientist, Mr. Johnson specializes in American Government, Urban Studies and Community Building.
Ed Johnson facilitates Continuing Education Seminars and Civic Programs that focus on Government & Society, Stakeholder Relations and Civic Engagement. He is a regular featured speaker, webinar and conference facilitator from Local-2-Global conferences, events and venues.
Ed Johnson is an Honorary member of The Global Parliament of Mayors attending the 2016 Inaugural Session at The Hague, Netherlands (awarded an NJCCC – Kresge Foundation Grant) and the 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021 Annual Summits in Norway, England, South Africa & Sicily. As an Honorary Member, Ed Johnson services and an Ambassador to the Youth Mayors Program at UWC Maastricht and as an Advisor on special issues and projects.
Mr. Johnson is a proud graduate of New Jersey Public Schools and Eastern New Mexico University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts and a Master of Arts Degree in Social and Political Sciences. Mr. Johnson’s alma mater inducted him into the ENMU Alumni Hall of Fame as an Outstanding Alumni for his professional achievements in public and community service.