Jerry L. Johnson is Chairman, President, and CEO of Axum Advisors. He is also founder of ESmith Legacy, Inc. He is Chairman of the Base Architectural and Engineering corp advisory board as well as Chairman of the Benefyx LLC advisory board. He received the Distinguished Community Leadership Award from Operation Understanding in October 2010. Mr. Johnson was named among the Top 40 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise Magazine. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Education with a Major in Psychology from Truman University.