Carolynn Johnson COO at Diversityinc Appointed to INROADS National Board of Directors

ST. LOUIS, MO, October 5, 2017 — Carolynn Johnson has recently been appointed to INROADS, Inc.’s National Board of Directors. INROADS is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and placing talented underserved youth in business and industry, and preparing them for corporate and community leadership. Johnson is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at DiversityInc Media, LLC and brings her many years of experience to help further the mission of INROADS.

“We welcome Carolynn to our National Board and are truly excited to have her as a partner with INROADS,” said Forest T. Harper, Jr., INROADS President and CEO. “At INROADS, we grow young students to become 21st century leaders through our programs. We develop top, diverse talent for the workforce, and we believe that Carolynn’s expertise will play a unique role in helping our students reach their goals for the future.”

Johnson has held the role of COO for the past seven years, and has been named the next CEO of DiversityInc. She is responsible for operations, revenue generation, production of all events and the annual DiversityInc Top 50 competition.

Prior to joining DiversityInc in 2003, Johnson held client-facing roles in the pharmaceutical and science groups with Advanstar Communications. Prior to that, she served as an account manager at Correct Communications, a full-service marketing and communications agency.

Johnson completed an executive management program at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College and earned an MBA from Rutgers Business School.

She will officially take on her two-year board term on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the annual INROADS National Board Retreat in Florida, where she will work with other fellow board members to create innovative strategies for INROADS to continually support and develop talented youth for Corporate America.

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Founded in 1970, INROADS develops and places talented underserved youth in business and industry, preparing them for corporate and community leadership that affects community renewal and social change and elevates economic status and quality of life. INROADS has placed students in over 135,000 paid internships throughout its history, and graduated over 28,000 alumni into full-time professional and leadership positions with over 1,000 corporate partners. Currently, INROADS serves nearly 1,300 interns and 200 corporate clients. Learn more at and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn: @INROADSInc.

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