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Shawnna Johnson

Senior human resources business partner


As an HR professional Shawnna has worked for small, start-up organizations up to large Fortune 500 corporations – from sole practitioner to executive leader. Her experience and background span multiple industries including aerospace & defense, healthcare (hospital & ambulatory), digital marketing, software development, construction, engineering, health and wellness, manufacturing, and more.

Shawnna excels at setting up HR infrastructure for small to medium-sized businesses that are just starting out or have rapidly grown in size. Her passion lies in improving organizational performance through the development and execution of performance management, employee engagement, employee relations, and leadership development strategies.


  • Bellevue University - Master of Science, Organizational Development

  • Western International University - Bachelor's degree, Human Resource Management

  • Human Capital Strategist, HCI

  • Strategic Workforce Planning, HCI

Skills and expertise
Employee experience

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