Guests:  Michael and Toya Johnson

Taking a break from packing boxes in anticipation of their move to Cincinnati, one of Madison’s “power couples,” Toya and Michael Johnson, stopped by the Mid-West Family Broadcasting studios to share special memories from their almost nine years in Madison and pass on some final thoughts.

Michael Johnson was an outspoken voice for at-risk youth as president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County increasing the number of children served from 1,800 to 8,000 and growing its donor base from 1,800 to 20,000 individuals. He is leaving Madison to become president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the sixth largest in the country, which serves 10 counties in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

Toya Johnson has always had a passion for working to better the lives of people, and she did just that as Director of Community Impact – Self-Reliance & Independence at United Way of Dane County. She leaves this position to establish a new home with Michael and their three children in Cincinnati. “I am outgoing, loyal, compassionate, ambitious, and optimistic,” says Toya. “These characteristics enable me to be the best me that I can be and a champion for those who need one. My purpose is to serve.” And that Toya Johnson intends to do – once her family is settled into their new life in Cincinnati.

The couple met at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where Toya obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Together they went on to earn Master’s Degrees in Business Administration, and the rest is history – much of what you will hear on this program.