Em Johnson

Executive Director of Blue Sky Center (Cuyama Valley, California)

Session: Rural Prosperity through the Arts and Creative Sector

Em joined is the Executive Director of Blue Sky Center, a rural economic development hub in the Cuyama Valley in California. She envisions building capacity in the Cuyama communities through creative placemaking and grassroots entrepreneurial empowerment. Her role at Blue Sky Center has led to a focus on developing Blue Sky’s business plan through impact investment strategies. Em holds an M.B.A. in Social Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership from Antioch University in Santa Barbara, CA, and a B.A. in Arts Administration from Drury University.