Kyle Johnson

President and CEO of Lighthouse Central Florida (LCF)

Kyle Johnson is the President and CEO of Lighthouse Central Florida (LCF) and its subsidiary social enterprise nonprofit company, Lighthouse Works (LW). Charting a course of living, learning and earning with vision loss, the Lighthouse companies empower and employ 500+ Floridians and residents spanning every continental time zone, roughly half of whom are competitively employed men and women who are blind or visually impaired. Kyle heads the executive leadership team for both organizations and is the chief spokesperson representing LCF and LW at local, state and national levels. Kyle is a registered instructor and recurring panel participant at Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College, where he also earned his Bachelor of Arts in English in 2007. He also holds a Crummer Certification in Business Management for Nonprofit (CBM-NP) and a Certificate in Fundraising and Development from Rollins College’s Crummer Graduate School of Business. Kyle is a former President of the statewide association of Florida Agencies Serving the Blind (FL ASB), a current member of the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) board of directors, the National Association for the Employment of People who are Blind (NAEPB) and serves on the advisory board for the Department of Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College. He is also a past President of the Central Florida Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Kyle is a community advocate, storyteller, public speaker and public speaking trainer, appearing on numerous radio and podcast programs, Pecha Kucha Orlando v22, and TedX Salon Orlando’s, Using Business as a Force for Good. Outside of his work at Lighthouse, Kyle can be found enjoying local live music, playing guitar or percussion in a family jam session, exercising or enjoying time with his wife and three children.

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