Sheila C. Johnson is Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, operating a collection of properties along the east coast and in the Caribbean. The equestrian-inspired Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia, has been awarded the distinguished Forbes Five Star rating.
As Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Ms. Johnson is the only African-American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, and the WNBA’s 2019 World Champions Washington Mystics, for which she serves as President and Managing Partner.
She has supported numerous projects to empower women and minorities, including a Fellowship program at Harvard University and as global ambassador for CARE, a humanitarian organization that combats global poverty by empowering women.
Ms. Johnson produces films with social messages including The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels. She is founder and chair of the Middleburg Film Festival, an annual celebration of independent films.
An accomplished violinist, Ms. Johnson received a degree in music from the University of Illinois.
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To promote social distancing at the Annual Benefit, the event will be held outdoors, and all guests will be required to wear face masks when not eating or drinking. The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, with ample open seating distributed across our campus. There will be a brief program, but no plated dinner or reserved tables. We sincerely appreciate your generous support, thoughtful understanding, and commitment to protecting each other’s health and safety.
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