Ms. Michele Johnson
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Freeman
Michelle joined Freeman in 2009 as Vice President of Application Development. She led a team responsible for all Freeman’s application development, support and delivery. She was promoted to SVP & CIO of Freeman’s Audio Visual division in 2012. As the first IT leader responsible for all AV companies at Freeman, she oversaw application development, infrastructure, digital products and hotel network services.
Her ascent continued in 2015 when she was named SVP & CIO for Freeman, which placed her in charge of all applications, infrastructure and IT Operations across all Freeman’s divisions and companies.
Michelle received a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in economics from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. She started her professional career as a merchandising manager for JC Penney. From there, she earned an MBA from Kansas University, with a concentration in information technology. Prior to joining Freeman, Michelle held a variety of IT leadership roles for more than 10 years at companies such as Deloitte Consulting and FedEx Office.