Cherée H. Johnson

by Justin Cates
Cherée H. Johnson
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
W. R. Grace & Co.

Cherée H. Johnson is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for W. R. Grace & Co.

In this role, Johnson is responsible for all legal matters worldwide, including management of Grace’s legal department. As Corporate Secretary, she is responsible for corporate governance and matters relating to the activities of the board of directors. Cherée also serves as Grace’s Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer.

Johnson joined Grace from McCormick & Co., Inc., where she was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel. At McCormick, Cherée served as general counsel for the Consumer Products Business as well as the businesses in the Asia-Pacific region.

Before joining McCormick, Johnson was Deputy General Counsel at The Kraft Heinz Company (formerly H.J. Heinz Company or “Heinz”).

Johnson has been a member of several boards, including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Advisory Board, and is a member of the American Bar Association and USPTO Patent Bar.

Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with Honors at Florida A&M University and her Juris Doctor at the University of Minnesota Law School.

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