Chuck Johnson (MA '83) was recently appointed as the deputy commissioner for policy and operations at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). The mission of the Minnesota Department of Human Services is to help people meet their basic needs so they are able to achieve their highest potential. Before becoming the deputy commissioner, Chuck was the chief financial officer (CFO) and chief operating officer (COO) and will continue to oversee those jobs.
For the last 29 years Chuck has worked for the state of Minnesota as well as over 24 of those years with DHS. He previously served as the assistant commissioner for the department's Children and Family Services Administration and director of the Transition to Economic Stability Division. Before joining DHS, Chuck worked for the Minnesota Office of Jobs Policy.