Mark A. Johnson is an inspirational speaker, certified Dream Coach and Dream Coach Group Leader, Toastmaster, 32' Prince Hall and Rotarian. He has given keynote and other presentations, impacting, encouraging and empowering others lives in the process. Mark obtained his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Tennessee State University and master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University, Kansas City, Kansas.
He currently works for the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. He currently serves as Unit Manager working at one of two Maximum Security United States Penitentiaries at the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida, which is the largest Federal Prison in the United States. Mark is a disabled veteran having served tours around the world. He actively works with the YMCA, Junior Achievement, Upward Bound, Leesburg Library Youth department and the Boys and Girls Club of Lake and Sumter County and numerous other mentoring and community organizations.
He is a Violence and Drop Out preventionst, using a new 21st century concept of "Motivational Intervention" to address the alarming drop out and violence rate among upper elementary and high school students.
Mark has mentored in several local program including: The Micah Project of First Baptist Church Leesburg, Florida, and was the first male mentor responsible for establishing the Children's Home Society Model Program, which mentors children of incarcerated parents. He is on the board of directors of the Daisy House of Apopka, Florida for girls, Coalition of Men For Change, Neighborhood Accountability Board, Department of Juvenile Justice community diversion program for at risk youth, and a facilitator for the Boys and Girls Club Passport to Manhood program for young men.
He has served as Board of Director for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Apopka, Florida and currently serves on the Sumter County Career Education Advisory Board. He is the CEO and founder of Life To The Brim and Vice President of Johnson's Counseling Solutions Inc. Mark has been featured on "Lake Front Televsion" , Morgan State Universitie's radio station WEAA and served as a radio co-host on central Florida's "My Town on The Air." He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.