Sh2022 Johnson Sheila

Sheila Johnson

Founder and CEO, Salamander Hotels & Resorts; Co-Founder, Black Entertainment Television

Sheila Johnson is founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, a collection of luxury properties in the US and the Caribbean and is a voice for the hospitality industry in travel associations. As vice chairman of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, Johnson is the only African American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams: NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, and WNBA’s Washington Mystics. Johnson co-founded Black Entertainment Television, executive produced documentary and feature films, and founded and chairs the Middleburg Film Festival. Johnson serves on the boards of multiple arts and education organizations, including the Metropolitan Opera and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and the advisory board of the NeuroArts Blueprint: Advancing the Science of Arts, Health, and Well-Being.

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