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Executive Bios

Dan Johnson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Born and raised in Orlando Florida, Dan attended Winter Park High School before graduating from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in 1971. After graduation Dan moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work for The Trust Company of Georgia in their Management Training Program. After leaving Atlanta, Dan returned home to Central Florida to work for CNA Insurance as an Underwriting Specialist. While at CNA Dan specialized in large construction underwriting and loss sensitive rating plans, which would eventually prepare him to service large construction accounts on the agency side. Following his tenure at CNA Dan traveled to Hartford, Connecticut to work with Aetna Insurance before finally joining his father Joe and brother Todd back at Johnson and Company in the mid 1970’s.

Over the years Dan has held multiple positions within the agency before finally rising to President and CEO in 2008. Dan has been integral to the growth of Johnson and Company over the past several decades and his 40 plus years of industry experience have equipped him with the tools needed to successfully lead his team of insurance professionals. Dan and his wife Kathy currently reside in College Park Florida. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.

L. Mitchell Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Mitchell, a native Floridian, was born in Jacksonville Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. Upon graduation he joined the CPA firm of Ernst & Ernst and successfully obtained his certificate as a CPA. During his tenure at Ernst & Ernst he specialized in construction accounting and auditing.

After leaving public accounting Mitchell was the Chief Financial Officer for two of the largest construction firms in Central Florida. Mitchell joined Johnson & Company in 1989 and continues to assist in the surety and risk management needs of some of Florida’s most prestigious construction companies. Mitchell and his wife Stacey reside in Orlando Florida.

Tripp Johnson

Executive Vice President

Tripp was born and raised in Orlando Florida where he attended Lake Highland Preparatory School. He received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Auburn University before completing his MBA at Georgia State University in 2007. Tripp is also a graduate of the William J. Angell Surety School (Chicago 2011) and has obtained the CRIS (Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist) Designation. Tripp began his insurance career with State Farm Insurance as a Multiple Lines Representative in downtown Atlanta Georgia.

Prior to joining Johnson and Company, Tripp was an Account Executive at MAG Mutual Insurance Agency based in Atlanta Georgia. During his tenure with MAG, Tripp led the company in both new Professional Liability Sales as well as Agency Product Sales in consecutive years. In 2010 Tripp became a member of the 500K club for producing new Professional Liability Premium Sales of over $500,000 in one year. Today, Tripp and his wife Kristen reside in Maitland Florida.

Brett Ragland

Senior Vice President

Brett grew up in Central Florida where he attended Lake Brantley High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Rollins College as well as his MBA from the Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business.

Brett began his surety career in the Orlando branch of the Travelers Insurance Company. He endured several insurance company mergers over the years before landing at CNA Surety where he ascended to the position of Vice President and Branch Manager. As Vice President and Branch Manager at CNA Surety, Brett managed one of the largest and most profitable branches within CNA’s entire network – which included over 40 branches.

Brett shifted to the agency side of the business in 2002 where he finally had the opportunity to work even closer with his customers. Brett lives in Oviedo with his wife Lisa and sons Tyler & Tanner.

Chris Johnson

Vice President

A Florida Native, Chris began his insurance career upon graduation from Rollins College in 1995 when he took a job with CNA insurance in Atlanta, GA. While there he learned the Property & Casualty Business from the inside out. Upon returning to Central Florida, Chris began his career on the agency side at Johnson and Company. Since 2000, he has been working at Johnson & Company as a Property & Casualty agent.

Attention to customer service and an extensive knowledge of the construction industry are the focus for Chris and Johnson & Company. This has allowed him to become a leader in providing comprehensive insurance packages for construction clients. He currently lives in Winter Park, FL with his wife and two daughters.

Bob McPherson

Vice President

Bob has spent most of his professional career in the insurance and surety bond industry in the Central Florida area either as an agent or a company underwriter.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Bob graduated from Georgia State University with a major in Insurance and Business while simultaneously working within various underwriting departments for The Harford and Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies.

Bob was transferred to Orlando by Liberty Mutual in the Business Sales Department. After several years with that company, he opened his own agency, McPherson & Associates, Inc., where he served as the original program designer and former consulting agent for the Underground Utilities Contractors of Florida, Inc., The Glass Association of Florida, Inc., and the Florida Septic Tank Association.

Bob has been servicing the insurance and surety needs of his Central Florida customers for more than 30 years, and is very pleased with his recent association with Johnson and Company.

Contact Us

801 N. Orange Ave. Ste.510
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-843-1120
Email: Info@johnsonandcompany.net

Johnson & Company

801 N. Orange Ave. Ste.510
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-843-1120
Email: Info@johnsonandcompany.net