Gregory Johnson is the Founder and Director of Code for South, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on modernizing local government and non-profits through open data. Gregory’s passion is around helping cities work for people in the digital age at the state and local level.
Gregory has over 8-years of experience in helping organizations achieve better digital service experience with cloud computing, agile methodologies, and human-centered design.
In 2012, he was the youngest Team Leader to serve in Florida for the Obama Campaign where he focused on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act advocacy. In 2013, he joined a healthcare technology accelerator as an entrepreneur in residence supporting investment in early-stage startups. Gregory later went on to work for 2 venture-backed health technology startups that had successful exits. After the 2nd exit, Greg started a tech consultancy to maintain projects in the state of Florida and a regional non-profit to modernize local government and NGOs IT services.
Gregory started at Code for Miami as a volunteer and rose up to lead the group as elected by previous leaders. Through his leadership, Gregory has transformed Code for Miami into a regional non-profit with the largest paid staff in an 90-city chapter network called Code for South. Code for South funders includes Microsoft, Citi Bank, New America, and more. Gregory works as a Technical Program Manager at Microsoft, where he leads Civic Innovation in the state of Florida. Gregory is a first-generation American and received his bachelor’s from Florida International University with a focus on Finance and Geographic Information Systems.