Our Staff

Robert M. Johnson

The Founder and President of The Johnson Group is a producer and director, as well as Angel investor, with over 30 years experience in broadcasting, event production, and communications. One of Mr. Johnson's first productions, "Proudly They Came," was chosen as a Fourth of July special by both ABC and NBC. Later, he produced "The Great Family Awards," a television special hosted by Nancy Reagan and featuring Willard Scott.

Two recent projects, "Living with Hope," a broadcast documentary about teens with HIV/AIDS, and "SAFE!," an educational video about the problem of domestic violence, have won CINE Golden Eagle awards for excellence. The Johnson Group was also recognized with a 2000 Silver Catalyst Award for video excellence and innovation. Other projects have earned Mr. Johnson the Washington D.C. Emmy Award, Chris Film Award, and the San Francisco Film Festival Award. His film for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, "A Gift of Time," is featured in the Walt Disney educational film library. Recent productions include a series of TV spots for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York, and another series of PSAs commemorating the Smithsonian's 150th Anniversary.

He also served as Executive Producer of “Paper Clips,” a documentary that has won 14 major awards including an Emmy nomination, was featured on HBO, and “Bedford, The Town They Left Behind,” which aired on the Halogen Network, and Blue Ridge PBS in honor of D-Day.

Paula Sweeney

Paula Sweeney

Paula attended the University of Maryland on a teacher's opera scholarship and subsequently spent 21 years in Manhattan as a singer/actress. While performing off-broadway, in national tours, on commercials, soap operas and ABC Afterschool Specials, she embarked on a parallel career as a writer/producer. Paula, along with fellow writer, James Pirone, received an Emmy nod and a “Stop, Look and Listen Award” from the Coalition for Children’s Programming for their ABC Afterschool Special, Daddy Can’t Read. Paula has written and produced numerous television spots for NETworks Productions of Broadway tours including, Cabaret, The Civil War, Cinderella, Jekyll & Hyde and Victor/Victoria. She is the co-author of a young adult series of novels entitled, Jake Montana, and an historical novel based on her mother’s experiences called, G-Girls. Paula co-wrote the 2006 and 2007 Pageant of Peace with Joe Fab, and in 2007, had the privilege to sing for the President during that event. Paula is also The Johnson Group’s marketing and development specialist. She was responsible for design of all materials, including website and trailer for Bedford, The Town They Left Behind; and was successful in finding, and brokering the sale of Bedford with both domestic and international companies.

Nonie Steele

Nonie has been the Accounting Manager for the Johnson Group for the past twelve years. She has provided financial oversight for the productions of Paper Clips, Bedford: The Town They Left Behind, Halo and Inside The Great Battles. Nonie also provided her services as Assistant Producer for The Pageant of Peace in 2003, 2004 and 2005.   She has currently taken on additional responsibilies as Production Coordinator.