Education: BS, Marist College, '13; MPA, Marist College '17
- Former Member, Montville Twp. Board of Education (2015-2018)
- President, the Kiwanis Club of Montville, NJ
- Member, Montville Twp. Drug Awareness Council
- Vice President, Montville Twp. Republican Club
- Former Senate Speaker, Marist College S.G.A. (2010-2012)
- Former Director of Community Outreach, Marist College S.G.A (2012-2013)
- Recipient of the Jonah & Joan Sherman Scholarship for Community Service, the Gerard A. Cox Award for Service to Student Government, the Frances Reese Award for Community Service, and the Hermitage Award, at Marist College.
"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."
Michael D. JOhnson
is a graduate of Marist College and former elected member of the Montville Township Board of Education. During his time as an undergraduate, Michael was involved with a number of leadership programs and organizations, including Toastmasters International, the American Student Government Association (A.S.G.A.), the National Society of Leadership & Success (N.S.L.S.), the Marist College Emerging Leaders Program (E.L.P.) and the campus' chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (N.R.H.H.). The crowned jewel of his collegiate career, however, was his time spent in the service of the Marist College Student Government Association (S.G.A.), in which he presided as Senate Speaker for two administrations (from 2010 to 2012). Michael's perspective at MSL focuses on life lessons in leadership and self-discovery, coming from a shy kid who went from being the quiet voice at the back of the classroom to an influential voice in local politics. In the fall of 2017, he shared his story in his debut book, "From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Memoirs of a Student Leader".
"The marks we make in this world are shaped by the impressions we leave on others. That is why community sits at the heart of all that we do."
Earlier this month, we delved right into the spirit of the season by exploring the potential that each of us holds to change the stories of those around us for the better. The ways in which we influence the narratives of others are subtle but impactful. More often than not, all it takes is a simple act of confirmation.
Is The Last Jedi the perfect Star Wars story told at the wrong time?
Life goes on.
The holidays are a time to celebrate the love that surrounds us and recall those who are both far away and just drifting out of sight.
Fathom Travel returns to the seas this January to bring hope to communities impacted by this past year's historic hurricane season. As the next group of travelers looks forward to this "Cruise for the Caribbean", MSL looks back on our recent sailing with Fathom and the waves it's making in the travel industry.
It's time to d-d-d-d-duel!
I will always be grateful for the opportunities that my Kiwanis involvement has afforded me, both directly and indirectly. It is a constant reminder of the unexpected twists that await us on this journey and the tremendous outcomes they can bring.
Most people spend a lifetime trying to think of what kind of mark they'll leave behind on the pages of history... I've undertaken a bit of a head start.
There are moments that guide us beyond the confines of our comfort zone to grasp those underlying elements that bridge the gap between individual experiences to connect us all. In public presentation, it is not a bond forged through our words but our presence. In this piece, MSL Co-Founder Michael D. Johnson reflects on such an experience.