Admiral Windwagon Smith
Todd Johnson, a Wichita Festivals, Inc. board member since 2008, has been on the Riverfest operations
committee since 1997, including serving as the festival’s food and beverage chairman in 2004 and 2005 as well as the festival’s general chairman in 2009.
Johnson, a sales manager for Protection 1 Security Solutions, will serve as the official ambassador of Riverfest 2013 by visiting children in local hospitals, speaking on behalf of Riverfest at Wichita civic organizations and, of course, helping host dozens of Riverfest events.
“Todd is the perfect Admiral for this year’s high-energy Riverfest,” said Mary Beth Jarvis, president and CEO
of Wichita Festivals, Inc. “Like every Admiral before him, he has given so much to the festival and the
community. For years has helped plan and host the festival alongside many other dedicated Riverfest
volunteers and partners.”
“I’m deeply honored and excited to be this year’s Admiral,” said Johnson. “Riverfest is near to my heart.
From when I first volunteered as a ‘red shirt’ to being a board member and now Admiral, I’ve been proud to
serve Wichita by helping provide a quality festival for all to enjoy.”
The festival’s 40th Admiral Windwagon Smith, Johnson is active in many other Wichita community
organizations, including Wichita Wagonmasters; Sedgwick County Republican Party Executive Committee;
and the Wichita State University Alumni Association. An all-state football player while at Wichita Southeast,
Johnson is an avid Wichita State and Dallas Cowboys sports fan.
Johnson and his wife, Brenda, will celebrate 13 years of marriage in October and are proud parents of three
english bulldogs (Chuck, Hattie, Millie) and two birds (Emmie and Oscar).