Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

The NTC Foundation has named Lisa Johnson to be general manager of the NTC Arts & Culture District at Liberty Station.

A San Diego native, Johnson brings a blend of nonprofit management and real estate experience, facility management knowledge, project management and business experience. In addition, she has a strong background in philanthropy both from the professional and volunteer perspective, having served as a fundraiser for many community-based organizations.

Initial goals will be to help ensure financial sustainability of the Foundation and position it for a positive growth trajectory. She will also work to successfully shepherd new projects to completion and complete Phase III renovations and leasing at the 28-acre campus at the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma.

Most recently, Johnson was Executive Manager of the South Bay Family YMCA. She also worked with The Corky McMillin Companies for five years when they moved their offices to Liberty Station from their headquarters in National City.

“I had the opportunity to experience and contribute to the development of the project from the master developer perspective,” she said. “Having grown up in San Diego and understanding the impact of the U.S. Navy and its history in our community, I have a passion for preserving that history. I also have a deep understanding of and passion for philanthropy and the power it has to transform communities in a positive way.”

Johnson and her husband, a retired San Diego Police Officer, have two grown daughters and live in Bonita. She has been active in civic activities and was past president of the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Chula Vista. She is also past chair of the grants committee of the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation.

Johnson replaces Sandy Perlatti, who retired after 38 years with The Corky McMillin Companies and two years as General Manager of the NTC Foundation.