Jennifer Johnson has served as one of our directors since April 2004. She is executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of Franklin Resources, Inc, a financial services company. Prior to being named COO, Johnson was executive vice president of Operations and Technology for Franklin Resources, Inc. In addition to Global HR and Compensation, Johnson oversees Franklin Templeton’s Global Transfer Agency operations, Investment Management Services, Franklin’s banking subsidiaries, and has global responsibilities for software development and infrastructure/systems support. She also serves as chairman of Franklin Capital Corporation and on the boards of several subsidiaries including Fiduciary Trust International, and is a member of Franklin Resources, Inc.’s Executive Committee. She started with the company in 1988.
Ms. Johnson is a graduate of the American Banker’s Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and physical education from the University of California at Davis. She is also a board member of Riva Financial Systems. She is also a board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Shelter Network and Crystal Springs and Uplands School.