Today’s Johnson Family and the School

The Johnson family continues to support Johnson through service, and inspire by example.

The family’s commitment to sustainable business is so profound that seldom does an event or even panel discussion on the topic occur on campus without the presence of a representative from the family company.

H. Fisk Johnson, ’79, MEng ’80, MS ’82, MBA ’84, PhD ’86, is an active member of the Johnson Advisory Council, an engaged body of about 40 alumni, friends, and school leadership. Fisk, son of the late Sam Johnson, is chairman and CEO of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

Helen Johnson-Leipold, AB ’78, chairman and CEO of Johnson Outdoors, Inc., and chairman, Johnson Financial Group, regularly visits the Cornell campus to share her expertise and experience as a 25-year marketing and senior-management veteran. In March 2006, she delivered the keynote address at the annual Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration. In April 2004, she represented the Johnson Family at a celebration honoring the 20th anniversary of the $20-million endowment gift made to Johnson by her father Sam Johnson and the family.