Inductee Title

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Hotwire Communications

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Inductee Biography

Kristin Johnson is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hotwire Communications and leads the growth, operations, and technical and product development. Ever the innovator, her leadership made Hotwire Communications the first all-fiber optics telecom for new construction in the United States, the first in Florida to offer Internet Protocol Television, and the first to offer Gigabit and 10 Gigabit speeds residentially making Hotwire the fastest ISP in the United States. Currently, Hotwire Communications employs more than 1,000 team members, servicing residential, commercial, hospitality, governmental, and institutional customers. Recognized in the industry for her leadership and business acumen, Johnson’s most recent achievements include the 2020 Ultimate CEO, awarded by the South Florida Business Journal (SFBJ), Cablefax’s 2019 Most Powerful Women — an award she also received in 2018 — the SFBJ 2019 Power Leader in Technology, and the 2019 South Florida Business & Wealth Apogee Award. Outside of Hotwire Communications, Johnson is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and is active on many community boards including Make a Wish Foundation, Broward Workshop, and the Urban League. Johnson founded Hotwire’s Empowering Community Foundation in 2020 with the objective to help bridge the digital divide in markets where Hotwire operates. Johnson is an avid proponent of women in STEM and engineering roles.

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Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame




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