The position of Governor is one of the five elected officials that comprise the Executive Committee.
John R. Johnson is the current Governor of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. The office of the Governor shall be accountable for the exercise of those duties specifically assigned to him by the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Constitution, and such additional authorities which may be delegated by either the General Council or the Executive Committee. He shall be held responsible for executing the policies established by the General Council.
The Office of the Governor currently has oversight of the AST Police Department, Emergency Management, Building Blocks II, Building Blocks III, WIA, TERO and the Food Pantry.
Mr. Johnson practiced as an Ophthalmic Finisher-Dispenser for 35 years before establishing his own business in Optical in 2004. He continues to show his determination and leadership in the business field.
Office of the Governor
2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801