Enhancing the quality of life Featured

8:01pm EDT January 18, 2012
Enhancing the quality of life

Medical Mutual 2012 Pillar Award

for Community Service — Cincinnati

Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award

Timothy Johnson, founder, president and CEO of Johnson Investment Counsel Inc., whole-heartedly believes that being an active member in your community and giving back is what makes a company thrive. For the investment management and financial advisory services firm, community service has been instilled in the corporate culture.

Johnson founded his wealth management company in 1965. In 2001, the company became employee-owned and is now the largest independent employee-owned wealth management firm in Ohio, managing more than $6 billion in 45 states. Johnson has been sure to get his employees and his clients involved in community initiatives.

Community involvement comes in many different forms and Johnson has worked to make as many of those forms apart of his firms charitable philosophy. One way Johnson and his employees give back is by serving on the boards of various organizations. The giving of services and expertise is something that Johnson and his employees and the boards they serve on value very much.

Presently, Johnson Investment employees serve on 58 boards within the community. The employees hold another 40 leadership positions in various committees and advisory councils.

Johnson leads his company’s charitable efforts through demonstrating ways to give back. He is an individual who represents the true spirit of giving, enhancing the quality of life in the Cincinnati community. He has a commitment toward philanthropy and passes that quality on to his employees and clients who work with him every day.

That commitment has resulted in more than $350,000 being donated by Johnson Investments and the creation of the Johnson Charitable Gift Fund, a way for the company’s clients to manage endowments. Over the past four years more than $22 million has been given to nonprofit organizations through this fund.

HOW TO REACH: Johnson Investment Counsel Inc., (513) 661-3100 or www.johnsoninv.com