Jay L. Johnson

Former President & CEO @ General Dynamics Corporation

2012_Jay_Johnson[1]Jay L. Johnson became chairman and chief executive officer of General Dynamics on May 5, 2010. He was previously named the company’s president and chief executive officer on July 1, 2009. He had been vice chairman of the corporation since September 2008, and has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2003. Prior to being selected as CEO, Mr. Johnson was chief executive officer of Dominion Virginia Power, where he oversaw electric transmission and distribution services to more than 2.3 million customers in Virginia and North Carolina, as well as competitively priced energy and related services to another 1.6 million customers in 11 states. He joined Dominion in September 2000 and held a variety of posts including senior vice president – Business Excellence and president and chief executive officer – Dominion Delivery. Mr. Johnson, who grew up in West Salem, Wis., is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a retired Admiral, U.S. Navy. He served as Chief of Naval Operations and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from July 1996 until July 2000.