Grantmaking Team - Senior Program Officer, Englewood
Emanuel “Manny” Johnson joined the McCormick Foundation in 2016. Prior, he served 6 years in the Navy as an Information Systems Technician. During his tour of service he was stationed onboard the U.S.S. Vella Gulf (CG-72) and with the National Security Agency.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the George Washington University. While attending GWU he served as president of GW Veterans, a chapter of Student Veterans of America. He also served as the coordinator for the Veteran Service Initiative, creating service opportunities for veterans in their community and increasing GW’s student body involvement with veterans in their community.
Emanuel returned to his home state of Illinois to accept an appointment to the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs where he served as Senior Policy Advisor, focusing on community outreach and engagement. He headed task forces and councils designed to provide critical feedback to the Director of Veterans’ Affairs. As well as leading the department’s veterans’ hiring initiative.