Brian Johns currently serves as the executive director of Virginia Organizing. He first came to Virginia Organizing as an intern in 2000 and then worked as a community organizer from 2001-2005. He spent two years in Pennsylvania doing community organizing with a labor union and returned to Virginia Organizing in 2007 as the Southwest organizer. From 2010-2017, Brian also served as our organizing director — supervising organizers, strategizing statewide and national campaigns, and staffing statewide strategy committees.
Brian grew up just south of Richmond in the Petersburg area. He is now based out of Charlottesville, where he lives with his wife Paige and their daughters Lea and Susanna.
“Virginia Organizing builds power in local communities and around Virginia by building relationships within those communities. I believe this is an incredibly effective way to bring about change, and I’m excited to be organizing in Virginia.”