Mr. Johnson most recently served as a fellow with the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. He spent more than 35 years at Cargill, serving in a variety of roles, including as senior vice-president of corporate affairs. He retired in January 2007 but continued to serve as president of the Cargill Foundation until December 2014. He currently serves on the boards of Think Small. Close Gaps by 5, St. David’s Center and Hunger Impact Partners and on the Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a past chair of the U.S. Feed Grains Council. He graduated from Yale University in 1968 with a bachelor's degree, did graduate study as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England from 1968 to 1970 and attended Yale Law School from 1970 to 1971.
"The hotel layout provided excellent space for having short one on one meetings with customers. We were able to sit down at a table in an area that wasn't far away from the ballroom where the seminars were being held."
"All of the speakers and topics were great! It was very enlightening to hear the opinions and forecasts from some pretty smart folks outside of my company and normal contacts."
"The Union Station reception was amazing."
"The shuttles were great coming out of the reception on Sunday night. I had a group of 28 that needed to get to the power and light district, and they got a shuttle for us immediately."
"Good speaker selection, like the panel discussions, Sunday reception was nice. Great to have more room at this venue vs. previous years."