Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | February 2, 2014

February 3, 2014, Host Corinne Frugoni Interviews Martha Johnson, Author of “On My Watch, Leadership, Innovation and Personal Resilience.”


In 2010, Martha Johnson was nominated by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the US Senate to be the Administrator of the General Services Administration, a position she held for two years. She also served eight years with the Clinton Administration and was appointed to two commissions with the British Government. Her private sector career has spanned the information technology, architecture, strategic consulting, and automotive industry.

In April of 2012, a scandal emerged over a GSA training conference in Las Vegas, and Martha Johnson was compelled to resign after a short 2 year tenure.   Despite the uproar of that moment, Johnson asserts, the real story of GSA was of the extraordinary innovation underway at the agency.  In her book On My Watch, Leadership, Innovation and Personal Resilience, Johnson tells her story of leading this huge, complex institution employing over 13,000 employees.  She describes some of the lessons she learned, and her strategies for instituting major innovations.

Hers is a story of resilience from being a high profile public servant to becoming a prolific, insightful writer of both fiction and nonfiction and developing a career as a leadership speaker.

Johnson graduated with a BA from Oberlin College and an MBA from the Yale University School of Management. She is married, has two adult children, and resides in Annapolis, Maryland.

For more information you can visit Martha Johnson’s blog at


To listen to and/or download Corinne’s conversation with Martha Johnson click the following link:     2-3-2014 Corinne Martha Johnson

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