Former Petersburg city manager hired by debt collection company
Jeremy M. Lazarus | 6/22/2016, 2:50 p.m.
William E. Johnson III has found a new position three months after being fired as Petersburg’s city manager.
Mr. Johnson was named senior vice president for governmental affairs for the Credit Adjustment Board Inc., a Henrico County-based debt collection company.
Joshua H. Rahman, the company’s chief executive officer, announced Mr. Johnson’s appointment Monday. Mr. Johnson, who was fired from the City of Petersburg in early March, will be involved with the Credit Adjustment Board’s growing effort to engage in debt collection for local governments.
Mr. Rahman said Mr. Johnson has 18 years of experience with local governments, including the City of Richmond. He “is highly respected in the industry and has produced results everywhere he went,” Mr. Rahman stated.
The collections company was founded in 1957 and works mainly with companies and health care systems to collect money that is owed to them.