06/14/2011 9:06 AM -

The Jacksonville Sharks announce Tim Johnson has been promoted to Assistant General Manager after a season as the Senior Account Executive.

Johnson brings many years of professional sports experience to the Jacksonville Sharks organization. From 1999-2006, Johnson served as the Director of Operations and Sales for the Jacksonville Barracudas hockey team. As Director, Johnson was responsible for all corporate sales and promotions as well as game-day operations. From '96-'98 Johnson served as Operations Manager for the Jacksonville Barracudas USBL team, overseeing sales, promotions and game-day operations. From 1991-1996 Johnson served as the Assistant General Manager of the Jacksonville Bullets minor league hockey team. With the Bullets Johnson handled day-to-day operations as well as managing ticket sales, game promotions and advertising. In 1984 Johnson was named Assistant Marketing Director for the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL. In this role Johnson was responsible for corporate marketing sponsorships as well as creating special promotions and functions in the Jacksonville community. From 1975-1980, Johnson was the General Manager of the Lakeland Tigers, the Detroit Tigers Single A affiliate. As the G.M. of the Tigers Johnson was responsible for managing the sales, marketing, and stadium support staff for Spring Training. In his time serving as G.M. the Tigers increased attendance by 40%. Johnson was named General Manager of the Year by the Florida State Baseball League. In addition Johnson was awarded the Governor's Award for his work with Youth Programs in the Lakeland area. Johnson began his professional career in Jacksonville where he was the Assistant General Manager of the Jacksonville Suns from 1970-1975. While the Assistant G.M. of the Suns Johnson was responsible for corporate sales as well as game day operations.