Brenda LaGrange Johnson

Brenda LaGrange Johnson served as the United States Ambassador to Jamaica from 2005-2009. She was a partner since 1977 with BrenMer Industries, importing and marketing consumer products.

Ambassador Johnson is on the Duke University Advisory Board of the Nasher Art Museum. She was a founding member, President and Chairman of the Women's Board of the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club.

In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed her to the President's Advisory Council to the Arts (PACA) for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and in 2004 she was appointed to the Board of Trustees.

Ambassador Johnson has been a member of the Woodrow Wilson Council. She also served on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society and the National Institute of Health National Cancer Advisory Board.

She is a member of the National Advisory Council at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Since departing embassy Kingston, Ambassador Johnson has joined the Laura Bush Women's Council a part of the George W. Bush Institute.

Ambassador Johnson serves on the Board of the St. Georges' Society and the Rose Town Foundation in Kingston, Jamaica.

Ambassador Johnson is married to J. Howard Johnson. They have four children and seven grandchildren.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Jamaica, (2005 - 2009)

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Affairs - Cultural