Johnny Tillett

Senior Vice President, State Government Relations

Raleigh, NC

+1 919 836 4002


Senior vice president Johnny Tillett joined the firm's Raleigh office in 2007. He serves in the state government relations group and focuses on energy and utilities, healthcare, environmental interests, transportation and education.

Johnny was the principal of his own lobbying practice in Raleigh before joining MWC. Although his practice was only two years old, he quickly became a key player in the state’s legislative circles amassing a strong and diverse client base. Prior to opening his lobbying business, Tillett served in key positions within Dare County government and the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

He has been recognized during his government relations career as one of the top lobbyists at the North Carolina General Assembly. He is ranked the 9th Most Influential Lobbyist of the 2013-14 Legislative Session by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research in its annual survey of lobbyists, legislators and Capitol Press Corps members.

Johnny's professional development activities include the National Conference of State Legislators National Conference, American Legislative Exchange Council National Conference, Southern Legislative Conference and the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, and North Carolina Recreation and Parks Annual State Conference.

From 1996 to 2005, he earned his criminal justice certification.

Member, National Black Caucus of State Legislators

Board of Directors, The YMCA of the Triangle

Board Member, North Carolina Professional Lobbyist Association

Board Member, Kraft YMCA

Member, North Carolina Parks & Recreation Association

Member, National Parks & Recreation Association

Board Member, Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony Preservation

Board Member, Wingate University Board of Trustees


Contracts and State Local Procurement

Executive and Legislative Affairs

Local Government Relations

Johnny Tillett