Board of Trustees

Johnston Bio

M. James Johnston (Jim)

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Elizabeth Ann (Beth)
  • Children: Scot and Brett


  • B.S., Journalism, Butler University, 1966
  • MBA, Butler University, 1968
  • University of Northwestern School of Marketing, Bank Schools, Graduate, 1970
  • University of Oklahoma, ABA Commercial Lending, Graduate, 1972
  • O.S.U., RMA Sr. Loan Management Seminar, Attendee, 1981
  • Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, Graduate Courses, 1990

Current Profession

  • President, Corporate & Endowment Strategy, LLC

Honors and Awards


  • Butler University Silver Medal
  • Honorary Doctorate Human Letters from Purdue University 

Present Civic/Professional Activities

  • Butler University, Board of Trustees
  • Sentrypoints, LLC, President & CEO and Board Member
  • Fourthwave Command & Control Software Company, Board of Directors
  • Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne, Trustee, Community Advisors Committee
  • Junior Achievement Foundation, Board Member, Executive Committee Member, and Chairman
  • National Leadership Council for Campaign for Purdue University, Steering Committee
  • English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation, Trustee
  • Olin & Desta Schwab Foundation, President & Board Member

Past Civic/Professional Activities

  • Butler University College of Business Administration Board of Visitors, Past Chairman
  • Fort Wayne Allen County Economic Development Alliance, Past Chairman
  • Fort Wayne Zoological Society, Board Member and Past Chairman of Endowment Committee
  • National City Bank of Indiana, Board and Executive Committee, 1998-2003
  • Fort Wayne National Corporation (NASDAQ) Fort Wayne National Bank, 1992-1998
  • Luthern Hospital of Indiana Wholly Owned by Triad (NYSE), Director, 2000-2003
  • Classic Products, a Recreational Wholesaler, Former Director


  • Golf, fishing, hunting and grandchildren   


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