As vice president and corporate secretary, Brian Johnson handles all aspects of corporate governance, as well as securities and financing matters for Hormel Foods Corporation. He also serves on the disclosure, compliance, corporate responsibility, and employee benefits committees.
Johnson started with Hormel Foods in 1995 as a corporate attorney and was promoted to senior attorney in 2000. He was promoted to assistant secretary in 2005 and to corporate secretary in 2007. Johnson was named vice president and corporate secretary in 2010.
He is a 1983 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he received a bachelor of science degree, cum laude, with majors in accounting, finance and real estate/insurance, and minors in economics and political science. He earned certified public accountant designation in 1984. Johnson graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif with a J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1991. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, and Society for Corporate Governance.
Johnson volunteers in the local community, serving on a variety of civic and church boards and committees.