Ed Johnson is a seasoned business leader having served as an entrepreneur, executive, and investor for over 40 years. He is the founder and former CEO of several companies including Grandy’s Country Cooking, an early innovator in the quick-service homestyle food business. Ed has served as a board member for several organizations, including Papa John’s and Don Pablo’s.

Ed is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Franciscan University of Steubenville where he chairs the Finance Committee. He was formerly the interim President and CEO of Christian Community Action (CCA). With 1,800 volunteers, 100 employees, and an $8 million budget supported largely by donations, CCA provides food, shelter, healthcare, and welfare to thousands of people in 48 communities. He currently serves as Chairman of CCA.