Juan Johnson

Diversity Leadership in Action

Juan Johnson is President of Diversity Leadership in Action, formerly Juan Johnson Consulting and Facilitation, LLC. Juan has been in this role since July 2006, after concluding an extraordinary career with The Coca-Cola Company.

Juan’s original background is accounting and finance. He achieved certifications as both a CPA and CMA and worked for Arthur Andersen & Company before joining Coca-Cola.

Juan was elected a full Corporate Vice President by Coke’s Board of Directors and was one of the youngest board-elected Vice Presidents in the company’s history. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Juan worked in a number of industries over the course of his career including utilities, retail, technology, and transportation. He has served on numerous local and national boards, including Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Juan has also been an adjunct professor of Strategic Diversity Management at Penn State University and served on the Advisory Board of Emory University. In addition to his accounting certifications, Juan holds an MBA from Atlanta University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Juan also received an honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from Furman University in 2010.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a Polarized and Politicized Context