Laurie Johnston

Chief people officer

Laurie Johnston is the Chief People Officer of SHAPE Technologies Group. She is responsible for all facets of the global people strategy—culture building, employee engagement, learning and development, talent acquisition, employee relations, DEI, organizational planning, compliance, and safety. Ms. Johnston is passionate about improving employee’s lives and developing talent at all levels from individual contributors to the C-Suite. 

As an employment law attorney and HR executive, Ms. Johnston has over 25 years experience advancing people policies and strategies to deliver business value domestically and abroad. She has worked in private, public, and PE-backed organizations, as well as in companies specializing in manufacturing and technology. This background positions her to help navigate inflection points such as growth, transformations, successfully integrating companies’ post-acquisition, up-skilling, and tailoring best practice solutions for the business.

Ms. Johnston received her BA from University of Northern Iowa in Communications and Political Science, received her Juris Doctorate from Creighton University, obtained her SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications, and is a licensed attorney. As a life-long learner, Ms. Johnston is also currently working towards her Masters in Organizational Development.