James (Jim) Johnson

Leadership Consultant, Positive Management Leadership, Inc.

JJohnsonJim Johnson is a Leadership Consultant for Positive Management Leadership, Inc. Jim has been in his role since 2007.

Jim has more than 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical sales, brewery operations management, high volume retail distribution management, human resources management, labor relations, union avoidance, and team building.

Prior to joining Positive Management Leadership, Inc., Jim was the Vice President of Employee Relations for Lowe’s, where he built the human resources and implemented an assessment system to identify at- risk facilities, an aggressive national training program to foster positive employee relations, and a response protocol to react to overt union organizing activity.

Jim’s also worked at Anheuser-Busch with responsibilities ranging from packaging manager, special projects manager, and industrial relations manager responsible for Teamster contract compliance to dispute resolution and arbitration.

Previously, Jim served as a member of the Wal-Mart Stores corporate team and a charter member of the Labor Response Team. In his role, Jim was responsible for the rapid expansion of Wal-Mart’s food distribution network as well as site selection, staffing and management training teams for up to twenty new distribution centers.

Jim earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Christopher Newport College of the College of William and Mary.

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