Lawrence is in Demand as a Public Speaker.
Speaking engagements have included the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) national conference, Stanford University, Stanford Business School, Harvard Business School, National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and Renaissance Weekend. She has been a member of the Aspen Institute’s Forum on Communications and Society, and has lectured on Managing Creative Organizations at Cal State Los Angeles.
Kathy A. Johnson manages executive search activity as Director of Operations. To this role, Johnson brings extensive leadership experience from both the corporate and non-profit sectors, and a track record of success in building organizational capacity, infrastructure, and programs to drive workforce diversity. This background combined with her broad professional network allows Kathy to quickly find and assess candidates, thereby managing recruiting activity to a successful conclusion.
Johnson previously led sales and marketing teams at Black Entertainment Television, Disney Channel and Times Mirror Cable Television. Most recently, she was President of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), the premier professional association focused on multi-ethnic diversity in the cable television industry.
Throughout her career, Johnson has demonstrated commitment to the field of diversity and inclusion. She played a leadership role in the founding of Digital Diversity Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the tech sector, with corporate partners including Facebook, Google, Salesforce, Time Warner, Comcast, and Airbnb. In addition, Johnson served on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the American Society of Association Executives and the Advisory Board for Accenture’s Business Leadership Forum for African-American and Hispanic Executives. Johnson has also been a member of the Diversity Advisory Board for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. Johnson is a Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management Fellow.
Kathy earned her BS degree in Broadcast Journalism, cum laude, from Boston University. She earned her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.