Robert A. Johnson, senior vice president of Bonneville International Corp. for the past year, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer, according to Bruce R. Reese, president and chief executive officer.

Reese said Johnson has earned the appointment by strong performances as senior vice president and general counsel. He will be responsible for operations in all BIC markets including Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C.From 1991 to 1996, Johnson was the company's vice president, secretary and general counsel. Prior to joining Bonneville, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., and Salt Lake City.