Dottie Johnson

Dottie Johnson was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2018 and oversees all aspects of the finance department and facilities management for Chicago Commons. She joined Commons in 2012 and served as its Controller for five years prior to her appointment as CFO.  Dottie has over 25 years of experience as CFO in the nonprofit sector.  Previously, Dottie served as the VP & CFO Director of Finance and Administration at the Lawndale Business & Local Development Center where she established a Small Business Development Center and business incubator program. She has also served as the CFO and Director of Financial Consulting Services for Lumity and the Nonprofit Financial Center. She has published articles in trade journals, provided training, and consulting services to nonprofit professionals, on various topics in financial management throughout the country. She is a certified public accountant (CPA), and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society. Dottie earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Murray State University.