By Cherie Reese
This month I’d like to introduce Dustin Johnson, BBB Serving Greater Kansas City’s Director of Accreditation. Dustin started his career with the BBB in March 2004 as a sales representative for new memberships. One year later became our Retention Services Manager and in December of 2008 to his current position.
Dustin leads our accreditation department in obtaining support from businesses that meet and agree to BBB’s Code of Business Practices (Accreditation Standards).
Dustin manages a staff of five. His team garners new applications, retains existing accredited businesses, and provides additional leadership and assistance to the Operations team. Dustin also works closely with BBB’s vendors for sales and advertising to provide exceptional services to businesses within our communities.
Dustin was born and raised on a small farm in northwest Iowa. Today, Dustin often takes a few days off every fall to head back to the farm to help with harvest. After high school graduation, Dustin attended college and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.
Dustin soon settled in the Kansas City area where he has lived for the past 21 years. Dustin is married to his beautiful wife, Renee. They have a lovely daughter, Kayla, who will soon be completing her education at the University of Kansas. In the past they’ve enjoyed supporting their daughter’s participation and achievements in pageants, dance and cheer activities.
Dustin now enjoys spending his spare time at the gym, playing in a men’s basketball league, working on home improvement projects and traveling the countryside. Dustin is also a big fan of the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas Jayhawks and enjoys watching sporting events on TV with his friends and family.