Entrepreneur Scott Johnson ’71 has built a successful career in the health industry as a business owner, board member, and philanthropist. After earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration with a minor in economics from Culver-Stockton College, Johnson went on to become owner and CEO of Basic Brands, Inc., Basic Organics, U.S. Health Club, and University Nutrition. Additionally, he has further diversified his business operations and is an equity partner in seven GNC Franchise stores, three A.D. Farrow Harley Davidson dealerships, and Dealer News, which is an industry publication for power sports.

Demonstrating the value of relationship building and volunteerism, Johnson serves on the board of directors for the Arnold Classic, a worldwide Arnold Schwarzenegger event held on six continents. He also is on the boards of Aladdin Shrine, the Ohio Commodores, and is an esteemed member of the Culver-Stockton College Board of Trustees.

Always focused on innovating and moving his ventures forward, Johnson has shared his passion for instilling an entrepreneurial spirit and ‘trailblazing’ mentality with the Culver-Stockton College community in the years since he left “the Hill”. Johnson seeks to broaden the student experience for all Culver-Stockton College students and has sought to provide Wildcats with opportunities to stand out in the world of work- from mentorship opportunities, appearing as a featured speaker, to naming the Johnson e-Sports Arena, he is constantly encouraging innovation and connection.

Scott Johnson