Kenneth R. Johnston

“It is an honor to be associated with such an outstanding company. Walk the halls and you will find numerous employees with 30, 35 even 40 years of service. GZA becomes like family to all of us.”

Ken, a Principal, currently serves as GZA’s Chief Administrative Officer and serves on the Executive Committee.  Prior to his current role, he served as GZA’s Director of Risk Management, responsible for risk management, contracts, and real estate and, before that, Vice President of Operations.  An 18-year employee of the firm, he is responsible for all administrative tasks facing GZA including all of our real estate interests, purchasing, and overseeing the marketing department.  He works very closely with the CEO on many administrative and operational issues as they arise. Ken is the individual who oversaw the firm’s recent relocation from Edgewater Drive to its new location at 249 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood and the relocation from Manchester, New Hampshire to Bedford, New Hampshire.

Johnston, a resident of Stoughton, MA, is a native of Quincy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Norwich University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from New Hampshire College.

He has recently been named to the Board of Directors of the GeoProfessional Business Association (GBA), which is a not-for-profit organization whose 260 member firms provide geotechnical, geologic, environmental, construction-materials engineering and testing and related geoprofessional services considered essential to the welfare of society and the economy.

An avid bicyclist, he has completed the Pan Mass Challenge for 25 consecutive years, raising more than $170,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and is gearing up for this year’s ride.

Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Fellows at the Business & Management School at Norwich University, currently serving as the Board’s Chairman. In this role, he plays a key role in working with both students and faculty by bringing “real life” business experiences to the class room. Ken has been instrumental in starting a “shadow program” at Norwich which gives students an opportunity to spend a day visiting businesses in hopes that it will help students with their career choices.