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Steve Johnson

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Steve Johnson is President and CEO of HMSHost Corporation, a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe and at more than 100 travel plazas in North America. The company has annual sales of nearly $3.3 billion and employs more than 41,000 associates worldwide.

Steve joined HMSHost in 2000 and has played a critical role in the growth and development of the company’s business, most recently as Executive Vice President of Business Development, overseeing the business development, design & construction, and restaurant development teams. He has led the winning and/or extending of major airport and motorway contracts, as well as the enhancement of HMSHost’s restaurant portfolio, including new proprietary concepts, and new international, national and local brand partnerships. 

Prior to joining HMSHost, Steve served as Director of Westfield Concession Management Inc. and was the founder of the Westfield Airport Division. Before that, he worked in shopping mall development and management for several Washington area regional shopping centers.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington.