How to Get An Increase in Your GR Budget

Speaker

Jace Johnson
VP of Global Government Relations at Adobe

As vice president, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Jace Johnson leadsAdobe’s efforts with government and policy bodies on key issues for Adobearound the world. This includes work with government entities on policy-making efforts as well as advocating for the role of technology in helping governments meet their information, collaboration and open government needs. Prior to joining Adobe in November 2010, Johnson was a chief of staff in theUnited States Senate, Office of Sen. Orrin Hatch where he worked with key constituencies in both Washington, D.C. and Utah. In that role, Johnson guided the senator's leadership on the U.S. Senate Committees on Finance; Judiciary; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP); and Intelligence. In Johnson'ssenate career, he worked across almost every facet of government operations in order to develop and ensure execution of Hatch’s legislative agenda, media strategy and national influence.

Before joining Hatch’s office in 2002, Johnson was director of finance for CorvisCorporation, a successful data, voice, and media solutions startup company. In this role, Johnson was integral in securing several rounds of financing, culminating in a public offering in July 2000. Johnson also helped build the company to an international entity with more than 3,500 employees worldwide and a market cap of over $40 billion. Corvis Corporation was later purchased by Level 3. Previously, Johnson worked as manager of financial analysis and planning at VISA InterActive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VISA International, which concentrated on building out the nation’s home banking infrastructure in the mid-1990s.

Johnson earned a master's degree in business administration from The George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Brigham Young University.