Kathy Johnson


Kathy A. Johnson serves as Director of Operations and brings extensive leadership experience from both the corporate and non-profit sectors, and a track record of success in building organizational capacity, infrastructure, and leadership programs to drive workforce diversity.

Johnson previously led sales and marketing teams at Black Entertainment Television, Disney Channel, and Times Mirror Cable Television. She is also the former 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.

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Speaking engagements have included NBC Universal, Warner Media, March Capital, Stanford University, Harvard Business School, University of Southern California, and the Aspen Institute.

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