Christopher Wold Johnson, an owner of the New York Jets since the franchise’s purchase in 2000, begins his first season
as the team’s Chairman and CEO. Johnson, a fourth-generation member of the founding family of Johnson & Johnson, assumes the role from his brother, Woody Johnson, following Woody’s appointment as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Johnson believes that a successful organization not only recognizes, but celebrates the part fans play, as well as taking pride in the team’s year-round commitment to their community. To that end, the New York Jets Foundation funds programs that look to positively influence the lives of young men and women in the tri-state area by promoting fitness, supporting youth football and preventing bullying, particularly in disadvantaged communities. Among the charities supported by the Foundation is the club’s trail-blazing anti-bullying program, Jets Tackle Bullying. The program aims to tackle all forms of bullying by raising awareness, providing tools for educators, and preventing bullying for kids and teens.