Where Are They Now? – Meet 1979 Prairie Grad Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson (Pictured in Middle) on tour with the Impractical Jokers

Name: Jeff Johnson

What year did you graduate Prairie High School?
1979

What is your current position?
President of USA Entertainment

Where is your place of employment?
USA Entertainment – Fairfax, Iowa

What are your job responsibilities?
Booking entertainment for corporations, weddings, casinos, clubs, and festivals. Tour Manager for the Impractical Jokers, Booking agent for Michael Carbonaro and Wayne Newton.

Michael Carbonaro and Jeff Johnson

Describe your career/educational path since graduating from Prairie High School. Started by working at the old Me Too stores in the area. Attended Kirkwood College. Worked at Norand which then turned into Intermec. Went to college as I worked at William Harper College in Illinois and graduated from Shorter College in Georgia with a BA in Business Management. Started USA Entertainment in 2005. I am also a member of the Prairie School Foundation.

What advice would you give to today’s high school graduates?  Do what you love. You may not find what that is until later in life but don’t be afraid to find it. I graduated from college when I was 38 years old and started to do what I loved when I was in my forties.

Wayne Newton and Jeff Johnson