Lori Johnston is senior vice president, Human Resources, responsible for overseeing Amgen’s global Human Resources function.
Prior to joining Amgen, Johnston led the Human Resources function for the Celanese Corporation, serving as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. She was also responsible for Government Affairs, Global Communications, the Celanese Foundation and the company’s global community engagement programs and diversity and inclusion efforts.
Before joining Celanese, Johnston spent more than 10 years with Amgen in progressive leadership positions, including as vice president, International Human Resources. She also led the company’s global talent function with responsibility for senior talent attraction and development, leader and staff development and diversity initiatives.
Earlier in her career, Johnston spent more than a decade with Dell Inc. in Human Resources and other business roles and also worked at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation as head of Human Resources.
Johnston received a Master of Arts in Human Sciences from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. She was a founding board member for Celanese Foundation and was on the Executive Leadership Board for Go Red American Heart Association. Johnston was the Vice Chairman in 2016 and 2017 for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, a nonprofit organization, raising close to $80 million for local programs. She is currently a board member for the Amgen Foundation.