Tony Johnston

Account Executive


With near 30  years of experience in the employee benefits field, Tony has worked across the industry in claims, Medicare, network management, sales, and as a benefits consultant.

Prior to joining JA, Tony’s employers included Aetna and Northwestern Mutual / Strategic Employee Benefit Services. Additionally, he was an Executive Director for a boutique insurance firm in Chicago exclusively handling self-funded benefits programs for colleges and universities nationwide, a TPA managing self-funded groups, and a national vision insurance carrier.

Tony is excited to be part of JA Benefits, where there is a collaborative approach to everything he gets to do.

Tony earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. Post-graduation, he leveraged his industry knowledge and experience as a part-time adjunct professor at USF teaching Principles of Insurance and Marketing.

Prior to his MBA, Tony completed his Bachelor of Science in Financial Counseling and Planning from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Over the years, Tony has enjoyed coaching girls softball, boys baseball and was the head coach for his daughter’s high school Lacrosse team.

Tony and his wife, Cindy, a 1st grade teacher, reside in Porter County in Northwest Indiana.  They have 3 grown children, Claire, Colleen and Kevin.  Claire graduated from the University of Kentucky and now works for Stryker in Memphis, TN, Colleen is a senior at Purdue University and Kevin will be a freshman at Indiana State University.

Tony and Cindy enjoy traveling, biking, going for long walks and hiking the dunes of Lake Michigan.