Alysia Johnson

Senior Vice President, Client Services

What I do at Virtual:

I lead Virtual’s standards-setting and technology consortia practice, and manage the teams that provide strategic and operational support to our clients. With an extensive background in driving global technology groups, I work directly with leadership teams to ensure strategic objectives are met, and to help each initiative thrive and grow.

Years of experience:

20+ years in global technology consortia management

Past employment:

Association Management Solutions, serving as Executive Director for several technology consortia over more than 15 years, including Multiservice Forum (MSF), IP/MPLS Forum and Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF). Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)

Education:

B.A. — Journalism, Humboldt State University

Favorite client story:

It is always gratifying to start with a few industry leaders that have a vision, partner with them to launch a collaborative organization and watch the alignment of a technology blossom into products or services that make people’s lives better. At the end of the day this is all about connecting people in new and different ways and making great friendships along the way.

Favorite Movie, Book, Food, Music:

Kale, everything kale…

Hidden talent:

I can 10-minute power-nap anywhere.

What I do for fun:

Every year I see all of the best picture nominations before the Academy Awards. I also love to hike, garden, cook and hang out with my family and friends.

I can’t live without:

The beach

Important life lesson:

Never stop learning

Key to success:

Teamwork – recognizing that everyone brings value to the table. This builds respect and often paves the way for innovative collaboration.

Community Involvement:

Second Harvest Food Bank Boys and Girls Club Homeless Garden Project Started One Brick Seattle.

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