理查德·约翰逊01是在核威胁倡议（“NTI”）燃料循环和验证的高级主管。 Previously, he served as the deputy lead coordinator (acting) for Iran Nuclear Implementation at the U.S. Department of State, having also served as assistant coordinator for Iran Nuclear Issues. Prior to working at the Department of State, Johnson was director for nonproliferation at the National Security Council in the Obama Administration.
约翰逊在伊朗和朝鲜核问题被卷入太深，包括作为美国代表团的JCPOA联合委员会和六方会谈的成员。 On assignment to the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, Johnson was a U.S. nuclear disablement monitor at the Yongbyon nuclear facility in the DPRK.
此前，他还担任过高级立法助理和现场代表加州议会成员卡罗尔·刘。 He graduated as valedictorian from Claremont McKenna College and later earned his master’s degree at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Johnson is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was a Presidential Management Fellow, as well as a one-time Jeopardy champion.