Dr. Jermaine Johnson ’04 was born in Los Angeles, CA. After graduating from Winchendon in 2004, he played basketball for and earned an undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston in 2008. Johnson was drafted by the Reno Bighorns in 2009 in the 6th round of the NBA Development Draft. Johnson played more than six years, professionally overseas including in France, Mexico, Hungary and Canada. He starred during his time in the Mexican Basketball League where he averaged 21 points and 8 rebounds per game. He then went on to earn a master’s degree from Strayer University, and a doctoral degree from Northcentral University, with a concentration in Organizational Leadership.
Johnson’s career experience includes working as a consultant, business investor, and served as the South Carolina Campaign Chair for Andrew Yang’s 2020 presidential campaign. On November 9, 2020 he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives representing District 80.
Johnson is the founder and CEO of the New Economic Beginnings Foundation, which helps educate and find employment for opportunities for troubled youth and veterans http://nebfoundation.us/.
He lives in Columbia, SC with his wife, a pharmacist, and their three children.