Bill Johnson
Biography
Bill JohnsonRetired ChairmanJohansen Capital Associates, Inc.

William R. "Bill" Johnson, CFA, is the retired chairman of Johansen Capital Associates, Inc., a private firm providing independent financial and investment consulting services to a limited number of high net worth individuals and families, which he created after retiring as chairman of National Investment Services of America (NISA).

Johnson served as executive vice president and director of Northwestern National Group of Insurance Companies and was instrumental in the formation of N. N. Corporation, an insurance and financial services holding company where he served as executive vice president, chief operating officer, and director. He was the founder and chief executive officer of N. N. Investment Services, chairman of Weisenberger Financial Services of New York, and was a board member of other N.N. Corporation subsidiaries.

Johnson received his BBA and MBA in investments, economics, and insurance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is an emeritus board of visitors member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin School of Business and on the Business School Advisory Council at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He has been active internationally in both the insurance and investment management fields and served as an electronic counter measure specialist in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Johnson's professional directorships have included Munich American Reinsurance Company of New York; Munich Management Company of New York; United Wisconsin Services, Inc. (now Well Point); and American Medical Securities (now United Health), a nationally recognized provider of health insurance to smaller corporations, where he served as chairman of the finance committee. He was also director of a venture capital group as well as a number of mutual fund management and industrial organizations.

Johnson was a founding member and chairman of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Endowment Trust and was on the board of directors for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He served as chairman of the Milwaukee Protestant Home Investment Advisory Committee and was a trustee of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts and Financial Analysts Seminar. He also served on the State of Wisconsin Governors Council of Economic Advisors and is an emeritus trustee of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union Building Association. He is a member of the board of advocates for the Skylight Opera Theater, an emeritus trustee of Camp Manito-wish YMCA, and is active in the Nature Conservancy.  He and his wife Char divide their time between Milwaukee and Tucson.