About Us

Rick Johnson

Richard L. Johnson, Jr.

Rick Johnson, Columbus, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Ventures, Inc. Johnson Ventures owns Lenny’s Franchise Systems and Black Jewell Popcorn Company. Rick currently serves as a board member for IU Foundation, the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Nature Conservancy of Indiana, Columbus Community Education Coalition, The IU Center for Art + Design, Columbus Economic Development Board, IUPUC, and Wild Birds Unlimited Inc. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship/Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.