Academics

Keynote Speaker: Geneva Johnson

"Perspectives on Effective Leadership"

2014 JohnsonSaturday, March 8, 2014

Geneva Johnson will share her perspectives on effective leadership. Johnson has served as president and CEO of Family Service America, Inc., as well as in other top executive positions during her career.

She was executive director of the Women’s Leadership Institute at Mt. Mary University and has served as a board member, consultant, or guest lecturer to numerous universities and organizations including Froedtert Hospital.

Leadership always has been a passion for Johnson, who has mentored business leaders at all levels to help them excel in business and in life. She also is committed to advancing educational opportunities and access for young people, which is reflected in her involvement with Pathways Milwaukee at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Respected for her work in nonprofit management, Johnson received the first ever Leadership Award from the Volunteers of America of Wisconsin in 2012. The award is named for Geneva Johnson and a fund will also be established in her name at Volunteers of America of Wisconsin. In 2008, Johnson was a speaker along with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu during a leadership conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Johnson earned a bachelor of science degree from Albright College, a master of science in social administration from Case Western Reserve University, and a certificate in executive management from the Harvard Business School. She received an honorary doctor of humanities from Albright College and an honorary doctor of humane letters from Alvernia College. Johnson resides in the Milwaukee area and is very active in her church.