About Stan Johnson

President and founder of Stan Johnson & Associates, Mr. Johnson has been a consultant, trainer, program designer and manager for over 50 years.  Working with Fortune 500 companies, as well as local and national Nonprofit Organizations for over 40 years, Mr. Johnson has served in various capacities that maintained appropriate communications, training and sensitivity to individuals and organizations regarding issues that relate to career development, diversity, gender and race. 

Through his progressive, diversified consultancy and with extensive experience in Human Resource Development Stan provides professional, high quality consulting services that assist clients with upgrading current staff skills to secure and retain a diverse employment base. Services include: The development and implementation of strategies and training for facilitating effective cooperation and teamwork; leadership development, pre-employment assessment and employment searches, and facilitation of education that improves the work environment and employee skills. For over 20 years he has facilitated workshops regarding numerous topics, conducted assessments for athletics departments and served as voice and consultant to various entities in the Diversity and Inclusion space.

Additionally, Stan has served for over 20 years as the Executive Director of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA).  One of the original founders of MOAA, along with five other minority professionals in athletics, MOAA was formed the out of concern for the lack of diversity in sports administration. The Association was formed in 2000 as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and provides opportunities to exchange ideas, advocate increased participation and administrative opportunities for minorities in athletics. MOAA promotes generating a sports culture that supports the values necessary to teach and learn respect for self and others.

Along with advocating for increased participation and administrative opportunities for minorities in athletics, Stan has overseen the development of an annual MOAA Symposium held in conjunction with the NACDA Convention, developed resources and partnerships that center on, and identifies programs and supports diversity, conduct research to find solutions to athletics problems and provide scholarships and professional development grants for its members.  With now over 900 members, under Stan’s leadership, MOAA continues to be leading organization that seeks to provide opportunities that enhance recruitment, retention and advancement of ethnic minorities in the athletics industry.

Stan joined the staff of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in October of 1988 as Director of Professional Development.  In this position, his responsibilities included the development, implementation and administration of programs that enhance opportunities for ethnic minorities and women in intercollegiate athletics, specifically in coaching, athletics administration and officiating at the national, conference and institutional levels.  

As Director of Professional Development, Stan developed and implemented the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Programs which included a national office professional internship component, a national scholarship for ethnic minorities and women seeking careers in athletics, a diversity education component, a senior administrative fellow’s leadership development program (now the Pathways Program), the Conference Intern Symposium (now the Emerging Leaders Symposium) and a number of other leadership, community, and coaches outreach programs.  Stan served as the Staff liaison to the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee and the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics. In 2000 the NCAA moved from Kansas City to Indianapolis. Stan chose not to make the move and founded Stan Johnson & Associates. 

Stan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.  He attributes his attending college to the Upward Bound program, which exposed him to the concept that his education was just as important as his interests in sports.

Stan began his professional career with the International Harvester Company, where he received six promotions in five years.  His last promotion was to Manager of the company’s St. Louis parts operation.  

In 1981, Stan returned to Kansas City to become a Coordinator for INROADS, a career development corporation for talented minority students.  While at INROADS, he trained and developed minority high school and college prospects for careers in business and technology.  He served as Managing Director of the Kansas City affiliate from 1983 to 1988.  He was hired by the NCAA as Director of Professional Development in 1988

For additional information regarding the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) visit moaaweb.com