MIKE JOHNSON: COO & Executive Vice President, Nebraska Manufacturing Alliance

Mike Johnson is the COO & Executive Vice President for Manufacturing of the Nebraska Manufacturing Alliance. Mike Johnson is sensible, results-oriented leader of teams, sporting over 15 years of diverse experience in the Brewing industry. I bring the best out of diverse teams and lead to achieve the most challenging goals.

Mike has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, Missouri, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Born and raised a Missourian, Mike is blessed to live in Nebraska with his beautiful wife, Sara, and their two amazing daughters. He spends too much of his time fixing his 250,000 mi Jeep and not enough time waterskiing.

Prior to the Nebraska Chamber, Mike was a Brewmaster and Brewing Operations executive for AB-InBev. During his 16 years at Anheuser-Busch, Mike worked in corporate and brewery operations roles, leading operational improvements across the US and Canada, as well as around the globe. Mike is proud to have participated in and led amazing teams of people producing the world’s best beers.

Manufacturing is Nebraska’s fastest-growing industry, delivering 11% or $13 billion of Nebraska GDP annually. The National Association of Manufacturers estimates exports have increased more than 40% between 2010 and 2018. More than 1,990 firms employed more than 100,000 people
with annual average compensation of $62,500, according to a 2017 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.