G. P. Johnson Hightower
G. P. Johnson Hightower, the 2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis Corporate Chair, is Managing Member of Hightower Properties, LLC. Johnson has served on the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation, Oklahoma Chapter for many years including two terms as Board Chair during 2005-2007.
Johnson is a fifth generation Oklahoma Cityan and a graduate of Casady School. He earned his B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Vanderbilt University and M.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma. He worked in the field of finance and commercial and real estate banking for almost 40 years until shifting to full time management of his family real estate company. He also has served on the Boards many local civic and charitable foundations and chaired most of them throughout that time.
Diagnosed with arthritis in 2001, Johnson is an advocate of the Arthritis Foundation’s goals of funding research grants and advanced medical investigation to continue development of enhanced medications not only to treat and relieve pain caused by the many forms of arthritis, but ultimately to find cures for the disease. As Corporate Chair, his emphasis is to raise awareness and increase fundraising efforts of the Foundation.
Johnson and his wife, Millie, have been married for 42 years and have three children who live in Bloomfield Hills, Oklahoma City and Denver, and five grandchildren.
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