Electrical engineering alum, a distinguished tech exec, to take on new role in November

Electrical engineering alum Kate Johnson ’89 has been named president and CEO of technology company Lumen, effective November 2022, according to a press release.

Johnson, who will also serve on the company’s board of directors, is a highly successful technology executive leader. She has led various Fortune 100 companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, and General Electric in digital and business transformation to drive growth.

Previously, Johnson oversaw Microsoft US company’s sales, services, marketing, and operations, leading the division through a cultural transformation and nearly doubling the enterprise revenues.

She will succeed Jeff Storey, who is retiring from Lumen after a 40-year career in the telecommunications and technology industries. 

Lumen serves customers in more than 60 countries with a fast, secure platform for applications and data supporting digital experiences for businesses, government and communities.

Johnson “is the right leader to take the reins at this important moment in Lumen's history,” says T. Michael Glenn, chairman of Lumen's board of directors. “Kate is an inspiring and motivational leader who is known for identifying and creating growth. She is the ideal CEO for Lumen." 

Read the full article on Lumen’s website.

Kate Johnson

Electrical engineering alum Kate Johnson has been appointed president and CEO of Lumen. (Photo courtesy of Lumen)