2002 – Brookfield, Wisconsin
Geneva Bolton Johnson is the treasurer of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation and the first Executive Director of the Mount Mary College’s Women’s Leadership Institute. She is the former President and CEO of Family Service America, the international headquarters agency (U.S. and Canada) for three hundred local family service agencies. Geneva received her BS from Albright College, a MSSA from Case Western Reserve University and a certificate in Executive Management from The Harvard Business School. The goal of her entire professional life has been to make a difference in people’s lives and in the organizations and communities in which she served. And she has maintained meaningful relations with all three sectors: private, public and voluntary. Since retirement she has moved from success in her past careers to significance in her voluntary activities. Geneva believes, “a significant life is one where an individual gives back to the community, focuses on transformative leadership and continues to growas a servant leader”. She is grateful for the many honors and recognitions she has received. Some of these honors include being selected as a Fellow in the Wisconsin Academy of Arts, Science and Letters, being named Woman of the Year by Mount Mary College, being named one of the 5 Top Managers in the Social Science Field in the US by Business Week magazine and receiving an honorary doctorate in the humanities from her alma mater. She also has been named to “Who’s Who in America”, named as one of the Top 12 Non-Profit Executive Women by Savvy magazine, and one of the Top 100 Black Business and Professional Women in America by Dollars and Cents magazine. Additionally, Geneva has the opportunity to serve on several corporate boards including Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Power and Firstar Bank. She enjoys her membership in two African American national service organizations: The Links, Inc. and The Girl Friends. She is a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.