35th Annual Scholarship Banquet

Honoring African-American high school seniors who have shown exceptional leadership through academic achievement and community service.

Executive Vice President, Human Resources Textron Inc.

Johnson leads Textron’s worldwide human resources function as well as communications, corporate real estate, community affairs, and the company’s aviation department, and serves on Textron’s Executive Leadership Team. She chairs the Benefits Committee and the Charitable Contributions Committee for the company. Throughout her 15 year career at Textron, Johnson has held various human resources leadership positions across Textron’s businesses, leading talent and organizational development.

Cheryl H. Johnson

Prior to Textron, Johnson’s career encompassed multi-functional experience in human resources, marketing and sales, and finance disciplines within several industries and diverse business models including Rockford, Illinois Public Schools, IBM and Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies Company.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. She also completed Textron’s Executive Leadership Program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and Textron’s Growth Leadership Program at The Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.