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AARP Board Chair Honored in SC

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AARP Board Chair Lloyd E. Johnson was honored on April 18 by the University of South Carolina’s School of Business. Johnson’s recognition was part of the school’s 38th Annual Leadership Awards. Johnson was presented with the distinguished service award in recognition of his active role in community service and development. Learn more about Mr. Johnson below.

Lloyd Emerson Johnson
University of South Carolina--’80 accounting and finance, ’81 MACC

Lloyd Emerson Johnson, MBA, MACC, CPA, is an independent director and experienced corporate executive with more than 40 years of progressive senior leadership experience, mostly in leading-edge Fortune 500 companies. Johnson retired from Accenture Corporation in 2015. At the time of his retirement, he was Managing Director of Global Finance and Audit. His career includes senior finance leadership positions with Delphi Automotive Corporation, Emerson Corporation and Sara Lee Corporation. Johnson has extensive experience in strategy, governance, finance, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, cybersecurity and enterprise risk management.

Johnson currently serves as national board chair of AARP. He also serves as a public company board member of Apogee Enterprises and Beazer Homes, where he chairs their audit committees, and as a board member of Haemonetics Corp. and VSE Corp.

Active in local community service, Johnson has served on the United Way of the Carolinas Board of Directors, NACD Carolinas and as a board member of the United Way Legacy Foundation. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and is the immediate past board chair of AARP Foundation.

As a first-generation college graduate and military veteran, Johnson has a deep understanding of the transformative impact of education on families, communities, the state and nation and is a passionate and avid supporter of Moore School programs, students and faculty. Johnson has sponsored scholarships and mentored students and alums at the Darla Moore Business School and serves on the USC Business Partnership Foundation Board of Advisors, where he chairs the audit committee. He is also a member of the Moore School’s Center for Executive Succession CEO Directors Council.

Johnson was recognized by Boards and Directors Magazine as one of 25 Directors to Watch in December 2020. He was also twice recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.

In addition to his Moore School degrees, Johnson holds an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. He is a CPA, NACD Board Governance Fellow and holds the NACD Directorship Certification.

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