Lorraine Griffin Johnson

Director of Workplace and Patient Diversity, CentraCare Health

Leadership Panel

Speaker Bio:

Lorraine Griffin Johnson is a Human Resources Executive having served in senior level Human Resources positions with Fortune 500 Companies including Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Financial Services to Sprint Corporation, The Pillsbury Company, Cummins, FMC and BASF Chemicals. Prior to joining CentraCare Health as the Director of Workplace and Patient Diversity she was a Senior Strategy Consultant with Bennion Group, a competitive intelligence firm focused on helping companies improve ROI.

Ms. Griffin Johnson though spending most of her career in Corporate organizations, launched LGJ and Associates in 2004 specializing in strategic organizational change, cultural assessments and analysis including the full suite of HR Services that enabled businesses to relaunch and/or start-up to win in the marketplace. She uses her comprehensive human resources background to interpret the best way to select, develop and deploy people to achieve key business results. She also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions due diligence. Is often requested to speak on cultural diversity, retaining key talent, aligning people strategy with the business strategy and innovative change.

She has a passion for the community and professional organizations and supports their causes. She serves on the Strategic Partners International Committee of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc. Central Area Legislative Committee. She has served these organizations in many capacities including President of local chapters and at the international level.

Locally, she has joined the St. Cloud Chamber Diversity Committee and is a member of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation Program Committee and was the Co-Chair of the 2018 Martin Luther King Breakfast Celebration.

Ms. Griffin Johnson holds a B.S.E. in Sociology from Stephen F. Austin University and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas. She holds two Human Resources certifications, the SPHR and SHRM-SCP.