Barbara is the Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Private Wealth Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor firm in Chicago, which offers both corporate and individual investment management and financial planning services. For individuals, Barbara's firm ensures every client is knowledgeable about the sustainability efforts of every company or fund their clients are invested in, through the firm's own proprietary "Portfolio Sustainability Scoring System". Barbara's firm also helps corporations raise their Corporate Sustainability Score through her program "Corporate Retirement Plans: Hasten the Sustainability Movement". The firm also assists clients in monetizing land assets through various conservation programs and conservation easements.
Appointed to the ICF board in October of 2012 by Governor Quinn, and then again in March of 2015 by Governor Rauner. Barbara sits on various committees, including the finance and events committees and the Torstenson Youth Conservation Education committee.
Previously, Barbara's financial consulting tenure was at Morgan Stanley in Chicago, where she finished number one, nationally, in their Reach for Excellence program and facilitated, at that time, their BusinesScape Division's largest lending facility.
Educated at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree and at Keller Graduate School of Management where she earned an MBA concentrated in finance.
Barbara has a long history of assisting and offering guidance to conservation organizations. As an At-Large Board Director for Ducks Unlimited from 2009-2013, she co-chaired the Conservation Programs Committee and was recipient of the 2009 "Wings of Innovation Award". Barbara also served on the board of the American Land Conservancy in San Francisco during 2008 and 2009.
Barbara's leisure time includes running, farming and gardening. She spends ample time tending to her farm, now planted in native grasses and wildlife food plots. She has a special interest in clean water and habitat conservation and is an avid duck hunter.