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Why I Am Dancing
Edward Jones Chief Human Resources Officer Kristin Johnson leads the firm’s efforts to attract, develop and engage a diverse workforce, foster an inclusive culture and grow human capital capabilities to support the firm’s Five-year Plan.
As a member of the Edward Jones Executive and Management committees, Kristin provides critical thought leadership to the firm's strategic direction and drives initiatives that enable the firm to progress toward its vision of becoming the first choice of serious, long-term individual investors.
Kristin joined Edward Jones in 1995 and was named a principal in 2006, contributing to a variety of areas to support the firm's overall purpose of making a meaningful difference in the lives of its clients, associates and communities.
Kristin became the interim co-leader of Human Resources in April 2019 and was named the firm’s chief human resources officer in November 2019.
Kristin helps the firm work toward its objective of creating a talented and diverse workforce by serving as a senior executive sponsor of the firm’s Black African American and Young Professionals Business Resource groups.
A native of Belleville, Ill., Kristin graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. She earned a master’s in information management from Webster University and completed Washington University’s executive MBA program.
Kristin is active in several organizations and serves on the boards of the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), Webster University and the St. Louis Fashion Fund.
Kristin started ballet at the age of 3. She danced seriously until she was 17, at which time decided to pursue an accounting degree rather than a professional dance career.
"Dance helped me to express myself and build confidence," Kristin says. "The skills learned through dance have been so beneficial to my professional life. I see such a great parallel to the services of the Independence Center. The programs provide support for those with mental health illness so that they may gain the skills and confidence to become employed and actively contribute to the community."