Brad Johnson, joined the Sarasota County Team in July 2018 as an Assistant County Administrator. Previously, Johnson served as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Lakeland. He has also served in leadership positions with both Florida cities of Palm Bay and Holly Hill.
 
Johnson is a graduate of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri where he received his Master of Public Administration with a focus in public management. Additionally, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.

Johnson is active in the community. While in Lakeland, he served on numerous advisory committees and as a member of the Board of Directors for both the United Way of Central Florida and the Achievement Academy.