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HOSEA JOHNSON
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AACCNJ
PRESIDENT, JOHNSON ASSOCIATES SYSTEMS


Hosea Johnson is the Founder and President of Johnson Associates Systems Inc., located at 900 Route 168, Turnersville, New Jersey. Johnson Associates Systems is an Orthotic and Prosthetic Company that provides support to our nations' military veterans within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Johnson is also the owner of WSI - We Simplify the Internet, a professional and innovative information technology company dedicated to providing quality products and services in internet marketing, systems design and development, systems engineering, network and data communications and project management. Mr. Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky. Mr. Johnson began employment with International Business Machines as a computer programmer and worked as a systems engineer. Mr. Johnson then joined TRES Systems of Dallas Texas as a consultant and project manager. In 1983 Mr. Johnson joined Control Data Corporation and served as a regional project manager until 1988 at which time Mr. Johnson became an independent consultant. Johnson Associates Systems was founded in 1990.

Johnson Associates Systems and the Department of Veterans Affairs, has developed a partnership for the recruitment and provision of professional staff
(certified Orthotists and Prosthetists) to operate the Automated Fabrication of Mobility Aids. This initiative allows the VA to; facilitate accessibility; improve
the timeliness of service; reduce travel and production time; decrease cost, and serve to facilitate revenue generation for the Department of Veterans Affairs. WSI provides an affordable website technology by utilizing a modular development technology for quick assembly of website solutions using any
combination of pre-built feature modules. WSI also builds targeted online traffic with Search Engine Optimization and Pay Per Click campaigns. These tools allow clients to target, reach and convert more sales with internet marketing.

Johnson Associates Systems
900 Route 168, Suite F4, Turnersville NJ 08012
856-228- 2175 / 856-232- 9364 Fax
www.JASystemsinc.com


Mr. Johnson is actively involved in the community of Southern New Jersey. Mr. Johnson serves and has participated in the following organizations:
  •  New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission-Governance Committee
  •  2002 Garden State Employment and Training Public Service Award
  •  Gloucester County Workforce Investment Board, Chairman- Executive Committee, Chairman- Coordination Committee, Chairman
  •  Washington Township Board of Economic Development, Chairman
  •  Washington Township Planning Board- Development Review Committee- Redevelopment Committee, Chairman
  •  Gloucester County Special Task Force For Employment Opportunities at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard
  • Gloucester County One Easy Link Executive Committee
  • Gloucester County College Advisory Committee
  • Camden County College Advisory Committee
  • Freeholder's Task Force For Evaluation of Education Academy Status
  • Courier-Post Summit on the Future of South Jersey, Member
  • Gloucester County Minority Coalition, Chairman
  • St. Matthews Baptist Church, Trustee
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Mr. Johnson is a consummate professional committed to providing quality service and performance in all his endeavors. He is dedicated to the continued
development of his community and businesses.
 

JOHN E. HARMON, SR., IOM
FOUNDER, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
FORMER CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE



John E. Harmon, Sr. IOM, has served as the Founder, President, and CEO of the African American Chamber of
Commerce of New Jersey, since 2007. Harmon is the former President and CEO of the Metropolitan Trenton
African American Chamber of Commerce (MTAACC). Under his guidance, MTAACC grew its membership
substantially, forged alliances with business associations/organizations and government, and forged strategic
partnerships in the public and private sectors to benefit African American businesses throughout New Jersey.

John Harmon also is the Former Chairman of the Board for the National Black Chamber of Commerce; there are
150 Affiliate Chapters of the NBCC and over fifteen international affiliates. He is the Founder and Chairman of the New York State Black Chamber of Commerce (NYSBCC). Additionally, Mr. Harmon is a Board member of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (NJCC), New Jersey BPU, Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC),
Opportunity New Jersey, Better Choices Better Care NJ, Chairman of Crime Stoppers of Greater Trenton and a
former Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), First Book, Minding Our Business (MOB), a youth entrepreneurial initiative in affiliation with Rider University. Lastly, he is a member of The US Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, Harmon was recently acknowledged in South Jersey Journal’s inaugural list of the “Twenty-five Most Influential African Americans in New Jersey”, for the second consecutive
year. Harmon was selected for Return on Information-New Jersey (ROI-NJ) “2018 Power List of Influencers. Harmon is also recognized as a Center of Influence (COI) for the United States Army and was recently selected as a participant in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) hosted by the Secretary of Defense. The JCOC program is the oldest and most prestigious public liaison program in the Department of Defense. Harmon was
selected as one of 40 individuals (out of 230 applicants) to attend JCOC18. In addition, Harmon is the only attendee from the State of New Jersey.

Harmon was the first individual selected as a member of the host committee for NFL Super Bowl XLVII held in New Jersey 2014. Mr. Harmon holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Mercer County Community College and Burlington County College, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1983. Mr. Harmon also successfully completed a one-year Fellowship on Regionalism and Sustainability sponsored by The Ford Foundation and completed the Minority Business Management Seminar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 2009. Additionally, Mr. Harmon completed a four year Chamber Executive Management Program, at Villanova University, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in 2014.

Prior to his twenty year career as a chamber executive, Mr. Harmon was previously employed at The Bowery Savings Bank in New York City where he managed the bank's Residential Real Estate Department overlooking major mortgage loan transactions; and at Chemical Bank where he managed third-party loan originations for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. While working at Chemical Bank, Mr. Harmon established The Affordable
Housing Loan Program. Following his banking career, Mr. Harmon founded a transportation company in 1989, called Harmon Transfer, Corp. The company transported foodstuff, perishable commodities, and products throughout the Northeast United States and Canada. Mr. Harmon has three sons, John Jr., Joshua, and Justin.
 
MARCUS DYER, CPA, ESQ.
CHAIRMAN, AACCNJ FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ASSOCIATE, WITHUM SMITH & BROWN


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
▪ Years of experience of advising for-profit and non-profit companies on a wide array of
accounting, tax, and other regulatory compliance matters.
▪ Extensive experience in resolving federal, state and local tax controversies.
▪ In the field of law, years of experience of representing clients in commercial and tax
disputes before state courts, Federal District Court and the United States Tax Court;
numerous engagements involving the use of alternative dispute resolution strategies.
▪ In the business transactions context, years of experience in drafting, reviewing and
negotiating the language of a wide array of transactions documents including, but not
limited to, buy/sell agreements, portfolio management agreements, swap agreements, limited liability company agreements and indentures.

CREDENTIALS/EDUCATION
▪ Licensed certified public accountant in the state of North Carolina
▪ BA degree in history, Duke University
▪ MPA degree, concentration in public finance, the University of Texas at Austin
▪ JD degree, University of Pennsylvania
▪ Admitted to practice law in Federal District Court
▪ Admitted to practice law in United States Tax Court
▪ Admitted to practice law in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania
MEMBERSHIPS
▪ African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ)
▪ American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
▪ New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)
▪ New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).
Hosea Johnson                                                                                                                    John E. Harmon, Sr. IOM             
CHAIRMAN                                        FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & CEO              

Johnson Associates Systems             AACCNJ

Phillip Woolfolk                                Robert Warrington
TREASURER                                      SECRETARY

Main Street Advisory                          The Waring Group

  
Dr. Lillie Hibbler-Britt                     Elise Counts
University of Phoenix                     EC Executive Services

Christy Davis-Jackson                     Tracey Syphax                                                                                                          City Strategy Group                            Phax Construction & Design  Group

R. Stanley Prater                                   Alton Shaw
JCP&L                                                    PRWT

Michael Taylor                     
Thompson Hospitality

 

AACCNJ  FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Marcus Dyer, CPA, Esq., Chairman, AACCNJ
Withum Smith & Brown

John E. Harmon, President & CEO, IOM, AACCNJ                                        
Former Chairman, National Black Chamber of Commerce, NBCC                     
 
David Diebert                                                                                                      Lawrence Wooten
Enterprise Rental Car                                                                                          Brandywine Realty Trust​
 
Christopher Hartfield       
                                                                                 Tammeisha Smith
Brandywine Realty Trust                                                                                    Alamo Insurance
 
Erik Larsen ​Hosea Johnson
Investors Bank  ​Johnson Associate Systems