David L. Johnson was elected President and CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) in December 2012. CICP is a unique strategic collaboration of business leaders and university presidents organized to develop initiatives, investments and projects that advance regional prosperity. Since 2005, he has also served as President and CEO of CICP’s BioCrossroads life sciences initiative.
Mr. Johnson has been engaged with CICP for more than a decade as one of the founders of BioCrossroads, a market-based enterprise focused on strategic collaborations and investments for growing Indiana’s substantial life sciences sector. Among its many activities, BioCrossroads informs and educates; raises and invests venture capital funds in promising new companies; and builds collaborations of key partners from academia and industry. Through his work at BioCrossroads, he has been responsible for raising over $350 million dollars in philanthropic, corporate and venture capital funding.
Mr. Johnson is an honors graduate of Harvard University, Harvard Law School and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.