Marva Johnson is the Group Vice President, State Government Affairs, for Charter Communications South Region. In this role, Marva oversees state government affairs, regulatory, local franchising, state legislative matters, and implementing strategies for government and community initiatives for the nine Charter states across the Southern United States. Marva joined Charter Communications in 2016 with a focus on state Government Relations throughout the Southeast including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Prior to Charter, Johnson was Corporate Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs with Bright House Networks. In 2006, she joined the company as a key leader that brought the company’s competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) forward from concept to operational reality. Bright House Networks became the second largest wireline provider of voice services in the state of Florida. Johnson’s tenure in the technology-driven industries includes prior service in numerous legal, regulatory and policy roles.
Before joining the Bright House Networks team, Johnson worked at Supra Telecommunications (a subsidiary of FDN Communications) where she was General Counsel, and previously served as Vice President and Senior Counsel for KMC Telecommunications, where she oversaw KMC’s regulatory, legislative and industry relations at both the state and federal levels. Johnson has also held auditing, marketing, and product development positions with Arthur Andersen, BellSouth, and MCI.
Currently, Johnson serves as the chair of the Florida State Board of Education, Enterprise Florida and as the Chair for the Global Board of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). She has previously been a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Virtual Schools of Florida and the Advisory Board for Rollins College’s Crummer Center for Leadership Development.
Throughout her career, Johnson has been passionate about creating educational opportunities that enable success for every child. As a result, she received the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Champion for Digital Equality Award in 2014 in recognition of her extraordinary leadership and advocacy in helping bridge the digital divide in education for low-income families. She has received many other accolades, including being named one of Cablefax: The Magazine’s “MSO Executive to Watch” and in 2010 as one of the “Top Women in Tech.” Johnson is regularly a member of Cablefax’s Most Influential Minorities and the Most Powerful Women in Cable.
Johnson received her J.D. from the Georgia State University College of Law, a Master of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizuetta Business School, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University. She is admitted to practice law in Georgia.
She resides in Winter Garden, Florida with her husband and two children.