Derek Johnson


Derek Johnson is the executive director at the Charles Koch Institute where he works to empower social entrepreneurs—working in education, communities, business and government—on their path to breaking barriers holding people back from realizing their potential. He has been with the Charles Koch Institute or Charles Koch Foundation for ten years.

His previous work at the Charles Koch Foundation focused on developing research and educational programs that advance an understanding and realization of the factors that lead to societal transformation through enabling individuals to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.

Derek holds a BA and MA in political science from Utah State University.