Keith A. Johnson was Vice Chairman and former CEO of Fieldstone Communities, Inc. During his tenure as CEO, Fieldstone was awarded the Arthur Andersen “Best Practices” Award for Strategic Leadership. Currently, he serves on the board of Fieldstone Leadership Network.
In his role as Fieldstone’s CEO, Keith participated in a national homebuilders learning group.
This experience inspired the Foundation to use peer learning as a model for its own Learning
Group program and as a strategy to strengthen the nonprofit communities we serve. Today,
both the Executive and Nonprofit Leaders Learning Groups are part of the Fieldstone
Leadership Network and have graduated over 1,150 nonprofit executives.
Keith holds a B.S. degree from Purdue University’s School of Mechanical Engineering and
master’s degree from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. After graduating with
distinction from the U.S. Navy’s Officer Candidate School, Johnson served aboard a destroyer
home ported in Yokosuka, Japan, including eighteen months in the Vietnam conflict.
Keith is a member of the emeritus Board of Directors for Teller Wildlife Refuge. Past board
service include Board of Trustees member of The Nature Conservancy of California (TNC);
University of San Diego; San Diego Museum of Art; National Conference for Community and
Justice; Hubbs Sea World Research Institute; San Diego Symphony, and The United Way. He
is a state trustee of Ducks Unlimited and a recipient of its Distinguished Service Award. He was
awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America; given to
individuals who display the qualities advanced by scouting during a career of over 25 years.
Together, Keith and his family established the Johnson Family Foundation, focusing on
education, conservation and Christian ministries. Education programs include organizations
focusing on literacy and inclusive classrooms, preparing students for school through family
stability. In addition, the Foundation works with University of San Diego by supporting student
and returning teachers in the identification of learning differences through continuing education.
The Foundation also works with Vital Ground, whose focus is preserving land for top predators.
Keith shares, “It has long been known that the effectiveness of an organization increases with
strong leadership. Fieldstone is committed to providing leadership learning opportunities for
nonprofit leaders to improve their skills, increase their impact and expand the nonprofit
community’s collective influence. I am proud to serve this important mission thru the Fieldstone