Who We Are


The Johnson Group is a family of companies that includes Johnson Development Associates, Inc. (real estate development), OTO Development (hotel development and management), and American Credit Acceptance (auto finance). Founded by business leader George Dean Johnson, Jr., our companies have a shared history of success and unique cultural identity grounded in our Guiding Principles (Integrity, Partnership, Humility, Principled Entrepreneurship, Initiative, and Fulfillment). Family-owned and privately held, the companies within The Johnson Group are nimble and well capitalized, with a deep commitment to drive profitable growth.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, The Johnson Group also operates offices in Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Boise, Idaho; Los Angeles, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Dallas, Texas; and Tampa, Florida. Collectively, the companies have over 4,000 team members.

The Johnson Group’s internship experience focuses on giving students real experience contributing in a meaningful way to each team’s outcomes. In addition to information on each company within The Johnson Group, through the links below, you will also find a list of possible roles within our internship program. Throughout the interview process, our leaders will learn more about your experience, skill set, and interests and work with you to determine the role you will be the best match for. This ensures each intern is presented with the best possible opportunity for their professional development, without requiring existing knowledge of each function of the business or individual role.