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Fisk Johnson

Chairman and CEO
S.C. Johnson   |  Racine

Fisk Johnson represents the fifth generation of family leadership for multinational household cleaning supplies manufacturer S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. Johnson is chairman and chief executive officer of the Racine-based company, which is owned by the Johnson family.

S.C. Johnson has about 13,000 employees and reported revenue of $10.5 billion. Its well-known brands include Windex, Pledge, Glade, Shout, Ziploc, Scrubbing Bubbles and Raid.

Johnson joined the family business in 1987 as a marketing associate; he was appointed chairman in 2000 and CEO in 2004. His net worth is estimated at $3.3 billion, according to Forbes.

Among his public policy work, Johnson served as a member of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation, a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and a director on the board of Conservation International.

A lifelong scuba diver, Johnson became motivated to address ocean plastic waste. In 2018, he signed The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, which is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment and establishes a vision for companies to help create a circular economy for plastics.

In 2017, he and his family donated $150 million to Cornell University to establish the S.C. Johnson College of Business.

Education: Bachelor’s, Master’s in engineering, Master’s in physics, MBA, doctorate in physics, all from Cornell University

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