Gerald E. Johnson II
|Title:||Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, SVP of Marketing|
|Organization:||The American Heart Association|
Session description coming soon
A NYC native and State University graduate, Gerald brings a wealth of experience in building brands and driving sales results for great brands including Lever 2000, Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Dr. Pepper, 7-UP, Snapple, Healthy Choice, Orville Redenbacher and Earvin “Magic” Johnson at Fortune 100 companies including Unilever, Nabisco, Cadbury Schweppes, Dr. Pepper/7-UP, ConAgra Foods and Magic Johnson Enterprises. During his tenure, he’s held various leadership positions in Marketing, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer for Magic Johnson Enterprises and the Magic Johnson Foundation with accountability for leading marketing across all businesses, as well as driving revenue and sales for Strategic Alliances, Licensing and Fund Raising. An industry leader and sought out speaker, Gerald currently serves as a member of the National Board of Directors for the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and other advisory roles.
From a volunteer leadership perspective, Gerald is committed to making a difference in communities nationally by serving on committees and boards over the years at The American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Catholic Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Meals on Wheels. Currently, Gerald is the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, SVP of Marketing for The American Heart Association.