Susan Johnson

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Susan Johnson

Ms. Johnson oversees the asset management, property management, resident programs and evaluation, and community development activities of BRIDGE, including a portfolio of 11,700 units of rental housing. She joined BRIDGE in 1983, when both the organization and the field of affordable housing were in their formative stages. Over the years, she has served BRIDGE in multiple capacities with increasing responsibility, including Corporate Secretary, VP of Administration, and Executive Vice President, with functional roles as diverse as human resources, fundraising, accounting, compliance, leasing and insurance risk management. In 2017, she was also named the company’s first Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Ms. Johnson connects strategy and operations across the organization, with a focus on measuring progress toward and achieving the goals of BRIDGE’s five-year Strategic Plan. Ms. Johnson is an expert in marketing and lease-up strategies for affordable, mixed-income and mixed-population communities, and a sought-after expert in compliance and fair housing. She holds a B.S. in Sociology from U.C. Santa Cruz.

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