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Embry-Riddle President John P. Johnson Joins Council on Competitiveness
Daytona Beach, FL, and Prescott, AZ, April 4, 2012
At the invitation of the Council on Competitiveness, Embry-Riddle President and CEO John P. Johnson has joined that group’s U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) Steering Committee.
Founded in 1986 and based in Washington, D.C., the Council on Competitiveness is an organization of CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders who set an action agenda to drive U.S. productivity and leadership in world markets and to raise the standard of living for all Americans.
According to the Council, globalization, high-speed communications, enterprise resilience and energy sustainability issues are forcing organizations at all levels to rethink and redefine how U.S. companies will remain competitive.
In a welcome letter to Dr. Johnson, Council President and CEO Deborah Wince-Smith stated, “USMCI aims to deliver comprehensive solutions that will result in more American jobs, greater economic growth and increased energy and national security. As a unique and nonpartisan organization, we have a significant opportunity to influence the national conversation.
“Your participation is essential to helping us drive a national policy agenda that will bolster the prosperity of our fellow citizens and create a business environment that supports investment, innovation and job creation.”
Among his USMCI activities, Dr. Johnson will participate in several CEO-level discussions each year and will appoint an advisor to represent Embry-Riddle on the Council’s Executive Advisory Committee. “I’m honored to become a member of this prestigious and influential organization,” said Dr. Johnson. “The combined expertise and fresh ideas of its members are needed now more than ever. “
Since 2006, Dr. Johnson has been the president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s leading aviation/aerospace university with more than 100,000 alumni graduated in its 86-year history. Under his leadership, the university has expanded its research activity and launched its first Ph.D. programs in aviation and engineering physics. Other initiatives include new degree programs in homeland security, global security and intelligence studies, computational mathematics, unmanned aircraft systems science, project management and mechanical engineering.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.