Linda Johnson Rice

by Justin Cates
Linda Johnson Rice
Former Chair & Chief Executive Officer
Johnson Publishing Company
Serves on Board of Directors for: Enova International, Inc., Grubhub Inc., Omnicom Group Inc.

Linda Johnson Rice previously served as the Chair and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC, which owned an archive of four million photographs featured in EBONY and Jet magazines, 200 works of art by African-American artists and Fashion Fair Cosmetics, a global prestige brand for women of color.

She held one or both of these roles continuously from 1988 until 2019.

Rice is a Trustee at the Art Institute of Chicago, President of the Chicago Public Library board of directors, a founding member of the Council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and a founding member of the Adweek Diversity & Inclusion Council, Northwestern Memorial Corporation.

Rice received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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