ANN ARBOR – The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has announced that Cat Johnson will be the managing director of the Business+Impact Initiative. In this role she will work across the school and the University to develop and support impact-related activities. She will also role out the initiative’s new +Impact Studio, focused on translating faculty research insights into the design and development of real world applications for social and sustainability issues.
This position represents a return to the University of Michigan, with which she has steadily maintained a connection. Her career spans social enterprise, nonprofit, and higher education leadership, with a focus in workforce development and in the development and management of social enterprises. She has experience across industries from the arts to manufacturing, and she has worked with social enterprises in the U.S. and around the world. Prior to joining the Business+Impact team, Cat was Chief Operating Officer at Detroit-based social enterprise Empowerment Plan. Previously, she helped launch the Center for Social Impact at Michigan Ross, where she focused on social enterprise and social innovation programming. Cat earned a BA, MBA, and MSW from the University of Michigan.
Business+Impact is proud to have Cat Johnson as its Managing Director and looks forward to the benefits of her vision and strategic insight.