Lead Independent Director
Mr. Johnson was appointed to SHUSA’s and the Bank’s Boards in 2015. He serves as SHUSA’s Lead Independent Director, Chairman of its Audit Committee, and a member of its Nominations and SHUSA/US Risk Committees. He serves as a member of the Bank’s Audit and Risk Committees.
Mr. Johnson serves on the Boards of the Institute of International Education, the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, the National 9/11 Memorial, the Board of the Norton Museum of Art and Museum Foundation, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. From 1993 to 2004, he served as Chairman and CEO of GreenPoint Financial Corp. and GreenPoint Bank. Prior to his tenure at GreenPoint, Mr. Johnson served as President and Director of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company from 1989 to 1991. Mr. Johnson’s career in banking started in 1969 at Chemical Bank and Chemical Banking Corporation, where he became President and Director in 1983.
In addition, Mr. Johnson is a former director of Alleghany Corporation, R.R. Donnelly & Sons Co. Inc., The Phoenix Companies, Inc., FHLMC, North Fork Bancorporation, Prudential Life Insurance Company of America, and Online Resources Corp. From 1966 to 1969, he served as a special assistant to the Comptroller of the U.S. Department of Defense in the Pentagon.
He received a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College and an M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard Business School.