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Picture of Brenda LaGrange JohnsonBIOGRAPHY

Brenda LaGrange Johnson
Ambassador, Jamaica
Term of Appointment: 11/03/2005 to present

Brenda LaGrange Johnson of Connecticut and New York, business executive and philanthropist, was sworn in November 3, 2005, as Ambassador to Jamaica. 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 and continues her affiliation with the Club as a trustee. 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. Mrs. Johnson has been a member of the Woodrow Wilson Council since 1999. She also served on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Advisory Board. She is a member of the National Finance Advisory Council for the George and Barbara Bush Endowment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.



Released on November 18, 2005

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