Lisa Johnson

Managing DirectorChicago, IL
Areas of Expertise

Food & Beverage, Food Distribution & Retail, Food Safety

About

Lisa frequently speaks on talent acquisition in the food sector and her passion, Women’s Entrepreneurship. She holds many awards and recognitions and applies her expertise working with clients seeking general managers, presidents, and CEOs, as well as senior functional executives in marketing, sales, finance, business development, R&D and food safety.

Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Lisa was a partner at Global Food Partnership that advised food manufacturers and retailers around the world in strategies for bringing new products to market. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri.

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Dairy Industry Sustainability EVP placed by K&R

K&R principals Ed Yuhas, Sally Day & Gary Weihs extend their congratulations to Lori Captain on her new role with Dairy…

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Research Center Co-Director Placed by K&R

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Attracting the Right Leaders

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The Impact of the Right Leader

K&R Managing Partner Phillip Osborne sat down with Independent Director Nicki Anderson to discuss the implications leadership has on organizational success.

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