Notable Alumni

Profiles in Leadership

Alumni Profiles

Other Notable Johnson Alumni

  • Mark Bertolini, MBA ’89, former president and CEO, Aetna
  • Mark Bissell, MBA ’82, CEO, Bissell Homecare, Inc.
  • Jim Bridenstine, MBA ’09, the 13th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and former U.S. Representative from Oklahoma’s 1st District
  • Michael Chen, MBA ’85, general partner and CEO, Chen & Associates, vice chairman of the board at Grace Farms Foundation, and chairman of CEO Farms. Former president of strategic initiatives group at NBC News
  • Anne Chow ’88, MBA ’90, founder and CEO, The Rewired CEO, lead independent director, Franklin Covey, member of the board, 3M, former CEO,  AT&T Business
  • *John R. Clark Sr., MBA ’72, former president and CEO, The 4-Clark Management Group, Inc., and former deputy assistant secretary for resource management of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science
  • Ken Derr ’59, MBA ’60, retired chairman and CEO, Chevron Corporation
  • David Duffield ’62, MBA ’64, co-founder and former chairman, PeopleSoft
  • Martha Gallo ’79, MBA ’81, former executive vice president and CIO, AIG, and former executive vice president and general auditor, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Gerardo Galvan, EMBA Americas ’18, president and general manager of Interex
  • Byron Grote, MS ’76, PhD ’81, CFO, British Petroleum (BP)
  • James N. Hauslein ’81, MBA ’84, managing director of Hauslein & Company, Inc., and chairman and CEO of Atlas Acquisition Holdings Corp.
  • Dan Hesse, MBA ’77, former CEO, Sprint Nextel
  • John Hillen, MBA ’04, CEO and member of the board, EverWatch Corporation, and former assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs serving the administration of President George W. Bush
  • H. Fisk Johnson ’79, MEng ’80, MS ’82, MBA ’84, PhD ’86, chairman & CEO, SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
  • Brett Keller, MBA ’97, CEO, Priceline
  • *Chuck Knight ’57, MBA ’59, chairman emeritus, Emerson Electric Company
  • Mzamo Mangaliso, MBA ’84, president and CEO, National Research Foundation of South Africa
  • Mary Meeker, MBA ’86, venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst
  • Jon Moeller ’86, MBA ’88, CFO at Procter and Gamble
  • James Morgan ’60, MBA ’63, chairman emeritus, Applied Materials Inc.
  • Amane Nakashima, MBA ’89, president, Nakashimato Co., and chairman of Kewpie Corporation
  • Randy Papadellis, MBA ’81, former president and CEO, Ocean Spray
  • Roy Park Jr., MBA ’63, president and CEO, Park Outdoor Advertising, and president and chairman of the Triad Foundation, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Parker ’65, MEng. ’66, MBA ’70, managing director, Parker Family Limited Partnership, retired CEO of CCBN, and founder of First Call
  • *Wilbur Parker ’50, MBA ’50, CPA, first black budget director for the city of Newark, NJ, first black secretary of Newark’s Board of Education, first black student to graduate from Johnson, and former U.S. Army Air Force Tuskegee Airman
  • Arete Passas, MBA ’79, independen consultant, Arete Passas, and former president and CEO, Manhattan Toy
  • Irene Rosenfeld ’75, MBA ’77, PhD ’80, retired chairman and CEO, Mondelez International
  • Joe Saddi, MBA ’83, senior partner and chairman, Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company)
  • Rick G. Sherlund ’77, MBA ’78, vice chairman of technology investment, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Zhu Shen, MBA ’98, producer & executive producer, Perry Chen Studios
  • Warren Staley, MBA ’67, retired Chairman and CEO, Cargill Inc.
  • Terry Steward, MBA ’72, JD ’74, chairman and CEO, El Dorado Festivals and Events, and former president and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • K.B. Suh, MBA ’87, chairman and CEO, Amorepacific Corporation
  • Laura Wilkinson, MBA ’85, JD ’86, senior director and associate general counsel, PayPal


Cornell Alumni

  • Ken Blanchard ’61, PhD ’67, the chief spiritual officer of Ken Blanchard Companies, author of the bestselling book, One Minute Manager, and author of over 60 other published books.
  • Abby Joseph Cohen ’73, senior U.S. investment strategist, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • *Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54, former United States Supreme Court Justice
  • Irwin Mark Jacobs ’54, co-founder and chairman, Qualcomm
  • *Toni Morrison, MA ’55, novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2020
  • Bill Nye ’77, mechanical engineer, science communicator, and television presenter
  • Ratan Tata ’62, chairman, of the Tata Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India