Tom Johnson has been appointed as vice president for finance and administration/ treasurer (VPFA). Johnson served as the vice president of finance and operations/ chief financial officer at Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) in Council Bluffs since 1995. He began his duties at Central in mid-April.
“Tom brings a depth and breadth of experience, along with a creative entrepreneurial spirit, that will strengthen our capacity for sound financial decision making,” said Central College President Mark Putnam. “He’s a person deeply committed to a rich student experience and he will be very engaged in the life of the campus and the Pella community.”
In his role at Iowa Western, Johnson had executive responsibility for accounting, auditing, legal issues and regulatory compliance, auxiliary business operations, master facilities planning and physical plant, risk management, data processing and computing, human resources and general administration. Johnson was also treasurer for the board of trustees and director and treasurer of the Iowa Western Community College Foundation.
Earlier, Johnson was controller/ treasurer at Phaeton Corporation/Unicorn Laboratories in St. Petersburg, Fla., and accounting manager at The Isaly Klondike Company, in Clearwater, Fla.