Johns was first selected as Trustee for the Parker Ranch Foundation Trust in June 2005. He was reappointed following Trust restructuring in December 2007.
Johns is currently President and CEO of Zephyr Insurance Company. He formerly served as the Chair of the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources, COO of the Estate of Samuel Mills Damon, CEO of the Bishop Museum and Chief Consumer Officer and Executive Vice President for Hawaii Medical Service Association.
He has also served as Vice-President and General Counsel for AMFAC Property Development Corporation, been a Lecturer in Business Law at the University of Hawaii and Windward Community College and held the position of Director of Land Protection with the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii.
Johns received his bachelor’s degree in history and business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with honors. That was followed by a master’s degree in economics and Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Law Center, where he was awarded Order of the Coif.
His extensive community involvement includes former membership with the State of Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management, the Northwestern Hawaiian Island Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council, and the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission. Johns serves on the board of directors for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Grove Farm Company, Inc., Kualoa Ranch, Inc., KUPU, Malama Maunalua, Consuelo Foundation, Oahu Economic Development Board, and Polynesian Voyaging Society.