Mark W. Johnson has received the certiﬁcate in supervisory management designation, and is or has been a certiﬁed public manager, certiﬁed internal controls auditor, and certiﬁed government ﬁnancial manager. He received the George C. Askew award in 2004, an annual award given by each state’s society of certiﬁed public managers for the best CPM project. His project was for a 360-degree feedback system for public agency managers. He also has degrees in accounting and law. Mark is the author of Mississippi State Boards Handbook, as well as two books of ﬁction. He has served on several boards, including more than 20 years on the board of his credit union.