ACP Announces Martha Johnson as New President

American Corporate Partners


New York, NY, March 1, 2017 – American Corporate Partners (ACP), a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting post-9/11 veterans in their transition from the military to civilian careers through customized mentoring and career counseling, is pleased to announce that Martha N. Johnson has joined the organization as its first President.

“We are excited to welcome Martha Johnson as our first ACP President,” said Sidney E. Goodfriend, the Founder and Chairman of American Corporate Partners. “Martha brings a wealth of knowledge from the private and public sector that will allow us to enhance current programs and create new initiatives to expand the opportunities we provide veterans. We are delighted to have Martha lead that charge and are confident in her ability to grow the program. I look forward to working with her in the years ahead.”

As President of American Corporate Partners, Johnson is responsible for ACP’s day-to-day operations and she will work with Goodfriend and the ACP Board of Directors to set strategy for growing ACP’s programs and ensuring maximum impact to the veteran community.

“To be in public service was a tremendous opportunity for me. I am thrilled to be joining ACP in assisting veterans in their career transitions so they can bring their experience, service commitment, and work ethic to our private sector institutions,” Johnson said.

Johnson comes to ACP with a 35-year career in corporate and government organizations. She was nominated
by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate to be the Administrator of the General Services Administration, a position she held from 2010-2012. She also served eight years with the Clinton Administration including five years as Chief of Staff of the GSA. Her private sector career has spanned the information technology, strategic consulting, and automotive industries including Cummins Engine Company, and Computer Sciences Corporation.

Her writing credits include On My Watch: Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience, a best-selling book on Amazon, and Navigating an Organizational Crisis: When Leadership Matters Most, co-authored with Harry Hutson, Praeger, January 2016. She is also a novelist.

Johnson is the Board Chair of Haiti Reforestation Partnership and was the Clerk of Session at First Presbyterian Church, Annapolis. She graduated with a BA from Oberlin College and an MBA from the Yale University School of Management. She and her husband, Steve, have two adult children.

About ACP

American Corporate Partners (ACP; is a New York City-based national nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to address veterans' career transition needs through two free programs: a nationwide veteran mentoring program, and an online network, ACP AdvisorNet (, offering career, employment and small business advice through a Q&A platform. More than 20,000 post-9/11 veterans have participated in ACP’s programs.

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American Corporate Partners 212-752-0700