Chuck Johnson - GM/VP of Sales & Marketing
CHUCK JOHNSON - 51s GENERAL MANAGER/VP of Sales & MARKETING
Chuck Johnson enters his third season as the General Manager of the Las Vegas 51s franchise. He was named GM on January 24, 2011 and also serves as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
He became just the third General Manager in the 30-year franchise history joining Larry Koentopp (1983-90) and Don Logan (1991-2010).
Chuck, who was originally hired as an Account Executive with the Stars (51s) and Thunder (International Hockey League) in 1995, is responsible for all day-to-day operations.
He will continue to lead the Las Vegas franchise tradition of community involvement and corporate citizenship and to also guide the organization that has the proud distinction of being the longest enduring franchise in the history of professional sports in the state of Nevada.
The Carson City High School (1987) and University of Nevada graduate (1992) was also the Director of Corporate Sponsorships and Director of Communications for the baseball team until 2001. He was also employed with R&R Partners working with their client, Professional Bull Riders, concentrating on sponsorship and athlete representation.
In 2003, he then assisted the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena Football League (AFL) with their sponsorship sales. He returned to the 51s organization in 2004 as the Director of Marketing and was promoted to Assistant General Manager/Vice President of Marketing in 2006.
He is a member of the Las Vegas Executive Association and the Executive Board of Directors for the First Tee of Southern Nevada.
Chuck has been married to his wife, Andrea, for 11 years.