Driven by a love of computers and keeping people safe, Angela K. Johnson began her career after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University. In 2004, she joined FIS as a supply chain manager and Metavante Corporation as a corporate insurance and supplier contract manager. She remained in these roles until 2010, when she became the assistant vice president and assistant corporate secretary at Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, rising to become the director of information security in 2012. During this time, she furthered her education at Walden University, graduating with a Master of Business Administration in 2014. Ms. Johnson left Baird in 2017.
That same year, Ms. Johnson brought her expertise in information security to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, where she continues to serve as the vice president of information security infrastructure and chief information security officer. Between these roles, she is tasked with overseeing information security, including cybersecurity programs; network infrastructure; physical security; business continuity; and mentoring future leaders in the field. In order to keep abreast of new developments, Ms. Johnson maintains professional affiliation with the Midwest Cyber Security Alliance.
Having accomplished much over the course of her career, Ms. Johnson attributes much of her success to her standout team and the highly skilled professionals that she has learned from over the years. Recently, she helped to establish an alternate care facility for the state of Wisconsin during the COVID-19 pandemic. As manager of the project, she was able to leverage the information systems at Children’s Wisconsin to ensure that the new facility had appropriate access to an electronic medical record system in a very short period of time. Throughout everything, Ms. Johnson finds incredible gratification in her everyday duties regarding patient safety and comfort.
For her excellence, Ms. Johnson was honored among the Notable Heroes in Healthcare by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2021 and among Tech Talents/Leaders by the journal in 2022. She went on to receive a women’s leadership honor from the School Sisters of Notre Dame and an Imprint Award from Professional Dimensions in 2022. Furthermore, she was a finalist for the ORBIE Award from WisconsinCIO in 2022 as well. Looking toward the future, Ms. Johnson hopes to continue in her personal and professional growth and eventually achieve the position of chief information officer.