Lisa D. Johnson

CEO & General Manager
Seminole Electric Cooperative


On July 30, 2013, Lisa D. Johnson began serving as Seminole’s sixth Chief Executive Officer and General Manager.  As Seminole’s CEO, she is responsible for overall Cooperative operations.  She reports directly to Seminole’s Board of Trustees. Prior to joining Seminole, Johnson served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) in Glen Allen, Virginia.  Johnson joined ODEC in 2006 following an 11-year tenure with Mirant Corporation and Southern Company.

Johnson serves as Director on the Board of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC); Director of the Florida Electric Power Coordinating Group (FCG) Board; Director on the Board and member of the Executive Committee of the Florida Electric Cooperatives Association; member and Chair of the Communications Committee of the National G&T Managers Association; Director on the Board, member of the Risk Committee, and chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of the SERC Reliability Corporation; Director on the Board and Chair of the Claims and Loss Control Committee of AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc.; member of the CoBank Nominating Committee; and Director on the Board and Chair of the Nominating Committee of Pioneer Utility Resources.

Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke University. Johnson was named as one of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Most Influential Business Leaders” in 2019 and 2020. She was also named one of Virginia’s most “Influential Women” in 2012.
In the past, Johnson has served in leadership roles including Chair of the FRCC and FCG Boards; Director on the Board of Averett University; Director on the Board of the Electric Power Research Institute and Chair of its Governance and Nominating Committee; President of the National G&T Managers Association; and Vice Chair of the National Resolutions Committee and Chair of the National Legislative Committee of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Seminole Electric Cooperative is one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the country. Seminole’s purpose is to provide essential wholesale services to our Members through a balanced, diversified portfolio of safe, affordable, and reliable energy resources to its nine, not-for-profit, Member-owned distribution electric cooperatives. Approximately 1.7 million people and businesses in parts of 42 Florida counties rely on Seminole Member cooperatives for electricity. Seminole’s primary resources include the Seminole Generating Station (SGS) in northeast Florida and the Richard J. Midulla Generating Station (MGS) in south central Florida. Seminole also owns and maintains more than 350 miles of transmission line. Visit Seminole’s website at