MBA Alumni Highlight: D'Amonta Johnson

D'Amonta Johnson '14 is a logistics management specialist for the U.S. Department of Defense currently stationed at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, GA.

Johnson has experience in electronic warfare, B-1 bomber command and control, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C2ISR). He currently serves in the F-15 system program office, where he is responsible for managing various assets and programs on various Air Force weapons systems.

A native of Macon, GA, Johnson attended Mercer University, where he received his BBA concentrating in financial management, and Appalachian State University, where he received his MBA in business analytics. At Appalachian, Johnson was the inaugural president of the Executive Impact Club and was voted by his peers as student MVP of his graduating class. He also served as a graduate assistant for the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center, the MBA Program - as an international ambassador for incoming Chinese students, and the BB&T Student Leadership Center. He was also MBA liaison to the Supply Chain Club and a member of industry organizations APICS, CSCMP and ISM.

At Appalachian, Johnson experienced his first international trip (to China), which was the first time he had traveled by airplane. He credits his time at Appalachian with his love of travel, and he has since visited Canada, Cuba, the Netherlands, and Greece, and hopes to someday visit all seven continents.

Another passion of Johnson's is serving others. In his hometown of Macon, Johnson has served as a coach to middle and high school-aged church league basketball teams. He has mentored youth on topics including education, job opportunities and professional dress. He is active in endeavors including Toys for Tots, natural disaster relief and breast cancer awareness. Further, since joining Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. in 2010, Johnson has been consistently active in the fraternity's purpose of "Achievement in every field of human endeavor" and continues to serve his undergraduate chapter.

According to Johnson, he has "been blessed with so much" that he should be a "good steward of his education and resources." Johnson also has a love of poetry and plans to release several original books of his own composition.

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Appalachian State University's MBA Program provides educational experiences to prepare our students for life-long learning and professional leadership responsibilities in a dynamic global environment. The program provides individualized attention through extensive student-faculty collaboration and offers frequent networking and team building opportunities. Flexible programming allows each student to receive the best educational experience possible through full-time or part-time tracks in two locations with the opportunity to complete the degree in as little as a year. Students can earn concentrations in: Sustainable Business, International Business, Economics, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, and Interdisciplinary Business. In addition to giving students the technical skills and knowledge to be successful in the business world, the Walker College also provides students the soft skills necessary to be complete professionals. Through executive skills courses, students develop resumes, improve interview skills, and expand networking skills, and a career advisor offers support with job search and interviews. For more information, visit

Published: Jan 2, 2018 1:09pm