Robert Johnson

robert johnson

A proven expert in the areas of management, risk  assessment, crisis management and dispute resolution both domestically and internationally. Robert Johnson, Esq. has  more than 20 years experience in providing guidance to a  wide range of entities.

Mr. Johnson is the Managing Partner of The Solomon Group LLC, a management consulting  firm that provides business management, individual and organizational  transformation and business intelligence. Prior to becoming Managing Partner, Robert  was the Franchise Relations Officer for McDonald’s Corporation’s Central Division. He  was responsible for being an advocate for the McDonald’s System and providing  leadership to strengthen the relationship between McDonald’s and its Owner/Operators.  He was also responsible for resolving conflicts between the Company and its  Owner/Operators and represented the Black McDonald’s Owner Operators.

Prior to assuming the role as Franchise Relations Officer, Robert was responsible for the  management of McDonald’s $55 Million a year Worker’s Compensation program for all  of the domestic corporately owned restaurants. Mr. Johnson created the department in  2006 and implemented programs that saved the corporation over $60 million dollars.

Mr. Johnson is an expert in risk assessment and reduction. Mr. Johnson has provided  advice and counsel to senior management relative to cost reduction strategies, crisis  management, customer relations, brand protection and media relations both  internationally and domestically. Mr. Johnson has provided expertise in customer claims  handling and crisis management for McDonald’s markets in Europe, Australia, Latin  America, Canada and Asia.

As a complement to his legal and business experience, Mr. Johnson also has a special  emphasis on addressing diversity and social responsibility issues. Mr. Johnson was a  member of the McDonald’s Diversity and Inclusion faculty and traveled the country to  address diversity issues and to teach Black Career Development and Intercultural  Learning. Mr. Johnson also serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the National  Urban League’s Black Executive Exchange Program.

Mr. Johnson is a recipient of the 2009 Chicago United Business Leaders of Color  Award, the 2008 Council on Legal Educational Opportunity Legacy Diversity Award,  the 2006 National Eagle Leadership Institute and Career Focus Magazine Eagle Award,  the McDonald’s Corporation 2003 Shining Light Award.

Mr. Johnson received his Juris Doctorate for the University of Illinois College of law  and dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Business Administration, and  Sociology and Anthropology from Knox College.

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