District Leadership

2023-2024 District Governor Jim Johnston
James J. Johnston (“Jim”) joined the Rotary Club of Denver in 2008 at the urging of his mother, Peg Johnston, who has been an enthusiastic member since 1993 and a longtime leader of District 5450’s PolioPlus efforts. Jim served as Club President from 2019-2020, Service Team VP from 2016-2018, Club TRF Chair from 2009-2010, and currently is chair of the club’s strategic planning efforts, “Quest 31”.  Jim is a Major Donor with The Rotary Foundation.
Today, Jim works with small entrepreneurs as an impact investor and supports his wife’s residential remodeling occupation. Previously he worked as a mergers and acquisitions advisor with The Forbes M+A Group from 2011–2017 and with Business Acquisitions Ltd, a firm started by his mother, from 2005-2011. Before this, he taught English to students in Czechoslovakia, El Salvador, Washington State, New Hampshire and New York before serving as a prep school admissions officer and lacrosse coach in Pennsylvania.
Jim grew up in south Denver and takes pride in being a Colorado kid. He earned a BA in English from Kenyon College and an MBA from the University of Denver. He is married to Pam Mulzer Johnston and together they have three young children: Henry, Graham and Maeve.