David “DJ” Johnson, CAE
Vice President, Membership
American Society of Interior Designs
David “DJ” Johnson joined the staff of the American Society of Interior Designers in 2014 and currently serves as the vice president of membership. He is responsible for overseeing member and chapter services of the over 25,000 society as well as managing and improving ASID’s chapter leadership development programs, such as the organization’s annual Chapter Leadership training.
Known as “DJ” to friends and colleagues, DJ has worked in association management for 14 years. He was instrumental in realigning the component strategic planning process while working in the Volunteer Relations Department at ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. He has also served as the head of membership, volunteer and chapter programs at the Drug Information Association, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association, and in the education department at the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
He received the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 2008 and the Institute for Organizational Management (IOM) credential from the US Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Organizational Management in 2010.
In 2013 he was named one of Association Forum's "40 Under Forty" exemplary association executives and had the honor of being named one of Association Trends Young & Aspiring Association Professionals in 2013. A former runway and print model, DJ holds a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University and formerly worked in the magazine industry in Chicago. He has written for both national and local publications. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Organization Management, a program of the US Chamber of Commerce.
DJ lives in Washington, DC, where he and his husband were the 136th couple to get married when marriage equality was granted to same-sex couples in the District. In 2014 they adopted a son, who is now two and teaching his Dads how many different inflections exist for the word no.