Marc Johnson, '89

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Marc has carved his own successful path as a local technology-based entrepreneur while still giving back to his school and community.

Johnson, a resident of Oakfield, is the founder and President/CEO of Millennium Computers of Western New York, Inc., located in Batavia. Since 1997, Millennium Computers has offered Western New York a broad range of technology products and services. Millennium is credited as one of the pioneering companies to provide Internet service throughout the region.

Before launching his own business, Johnson studied at Genesee Community College to attain his Associates Degree, State University of New York College at Buffalo to earn his Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and then attended Keuka College to receive his Master of Science degree in Management.

Over the course of more than 17 years in business, Johnson and Millennium Computers have received impressive accolades and are tightly woven into the local business scene. They were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for having the highest performing Internet Service Provider (ISP) by Prime Communications and Johnson is also a member of the Genesee County Business Education Alliance, Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, and the Batavia Business Improvement District. In addition to his career at Millennium, Johnson has founded numerous other start-ups, one of which recently filed for a utility patent with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

As outstanding as Johnson's career accomplishments are, his community activism is something to admire. He has been a member of the Oakfield-Alabama Board of Education since 2009 and is currently on his third term as president. Through his company, Johnson has sponsored local youth soccer and hockey teams and has been a presenter at numerous "Career Day" events to encourage students to follow their own dreams and start their own companies. Johnson also volunteers as a local sports coach, assists the Oakfield Betterment Committee, and the FIRST LEGO League robotics team at Oakfield-Alabama.

Although Johnson has a passion for entrepreneurship, his family is his top priority. He and his wife, Michelle, who works with him, are proud parents of McKenna, a fifth-grader at Oakfield-Alabama, and Brady, a second-grader.