Johnson is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education. A Central Texas native, she served as Mayor of Kyle, Texas, from 2010-2014.
“Lucy Johnson and I worked together often while both serving as elected officials in Hays County. She is a bright, passionate and effective leader,” says Jim Powers, CEO of J.L. Powers & Associates. “We are glad that she has made her way back to Texas, and thrilled she is joining our J.L. Powers team.”
At the Department of Education, Johnson was the primary liaison to rural education advocacy organizations, providing a voice for stakeholders in rural communities, and representing the Department on the White House Rural Council.
During her time as Mayor, Johnson helped navigate Kyle through a period of heavy growth and development as it shifted from a small farming and ranching community to a prosperous, affordable suburban city within the greater Austin metropolitan area.
Johnson worked to create practical municipal policies and negotiate better programs for the benefit of Kyle residents. She led the city through many initiatives that focused on improving access to education and resources, which included building a new city library, campaigning successfully for a community college campus, and improving relationships between the local school district and city officials.
Recently returned to Hays County, Johnson looks forward to lifting up and celebrating the region’s diverse voices and heritage, and lending her expertise to businesses looking to find a home and prosper in Central Texas.
About J.L. Powers
J.L. Powers & Associates provides a variety of consulting services related to business development, strategic marketing, stakeholder relations and other areas critical to business growth. The firm has consultants based in the four largest metropolitan areas in Texas – Houston, DFW, San Antonio and Austin – as well as in Washington, D.C.
For more information about J.L. Powers and its growing team of consultants, visit jlpowersandassociates.com. For information about J.L. Powers Staffing, a State of Texas HUB-certified staffing firm that helps to simplify the hiring process for companies, visit jlpowersstaffing.com.