Steve Johnson is President and CEO of HMSHost Corporation, a world leader in creating dining for travel venues.
HMSHost Corporation is a global restaurateur and a world leader in delivering innovative dining solutions in travel venues, and since joining the company in 2000 Steve has played a critical role in the growth and development of its core business. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports.
During his influential career Steve has served as Executive Vice President of Business Development, in which role he oversaw business development, design & construction and restaurant development teams. He has led the winning and/or extending of major airport and motorway contracts, as well as the evolution and enhancement of HMSHost’s restaurant portfolio. His vision has led to strategic global partnerships, an impressive portfolio of proprietary concepts, and the winning approach to bringing travellers a balanced mix of quality dining solutions. Prior to joining HMSHost, Steve served as Director of Westfield Concession Management Inc., helping to create the company’s airport entry strategy. He also worked in shopping mall development and management for several Washington area regional shopping centres.
Steve was named as one of the Women’s Foodservice Forum Industry Titans for his forward-thinking leadership and commitment to prioritising women’s advancement at HMSHost and increasing opportunities for women across the industry.
Steve serves on the boards of the National Restaurant Association and the HMSHost Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington.