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Fern Johnson

CTO VP Global Infrastructure & Operations
PepsiCo
An accomplished executive and business leader, Ferni's passionate about driving positive change, creating collaborative and inclusive work environments, and building highly effective, high-performance teams. As an IT executive within PepsiCo, Fern serves as CTO Vice President–Global Infrastructure & Operations, a newly appointed role (2021). Here Fern is leading a large organization to ensure high quality delivery and availability of global IT infrastructure, while delivering exceptional end user experiences. Prior to this role Fern led a global program to extend and build cyber security capability across PepsiCo’s supply chain (350 manufacturing plants; 2,500 distribution centers / warehouses). She has broad technical and functional expertise with global program management best practices and delivery, collaborative senior management partnerships, a drive for increased productivity and strong organizational leadership. In addition to her work within the IT organization, Fern has been an active participant and champion of PepsiCo’s Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement initiatives. Her efforts in this area have led to best practices and programs in Diversity which have effected positive change, helped to advance the careers of hundreds of employees, and vastly improved the organization as a whole.She has led and worked with affinity groups to enhance awareness through educational and community-based events, activities, programs, and projects encompassing all dimensions of diversity.She has been recognized for her contributions with three Harvey C. Russell Chairman’s Awards for Diversity. Fern has Bachelor of Arts degree from Pace University in Pleasantville, NY. She currently sits on three boards -ITS enior Management Forum, North Texas Business Council for the Arts, Catherine Harpers 4 Keepers/The 2060’s Project. Fern is quite the world traveler and foodie! She enjoys entertaining her family and friends in her home in Frisco, TX.