James Johnson serves as the Director of the Data Analysis Division within the Department of Local Government Finance.
James joined the Department in March 2012 with his initial focus as the project lead for the testing and certification process of property tax management systems used by all 92 counties in Indiana. Before joining the Department, James worked as a Budget Analyst in the controller’s office for the City of Indianapolis for five years, partnering with both city departments and county agencies to help formulate their annual budgets and address budgetary concerns throughout each fiscal year. He began his public sector career with the Indiana Department of Commerce (now the Indiana Economic Development Corporation) in the Region 12 office in New Albany, Indiana.
James earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College and his Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He is a Level III Certified Indiana Assessor-Appraiser.