Brad Johnson joined the Sarasota County Team in July 2018 as an Assistant County Administrator. Previous to coming to the county, Johnson served as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Lakeland from 2012-2018. 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. He has also completed the American Public Works Association’s Emerging Leaders Academy.

Johnson is a full member of the International City/County Management Association and is an ICMA-Credentialed Manager. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida City and County Management Association.

He lives in Sarasota County with his wife and daughter.