Herbert Fisk Johnson III (born May 19, 1957), known as “Fisk”, is the fifth generation of his family to lead S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc of Racine, WI, as chairman and CEO.
He is the son of the late Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr. and Imogene Powers Johnson, and the great-great-grandson of company founder Samuel Curtis Johnson, Sr. Fisk, his three siblings and mother each have a net worth of $3 billion as of May 2015.
He has a BA in Chemistry and Physics, 1979; Master of Engineering, 1980; MS in Physics, 1982; MBA in Marketing and Finance, 1984; and PhD in Physics, 1986 — all from Cornell University and Cornell’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.
He joined the family business in 1987 as a marketing associate and served in a number of roles. He was appointed chairman in 2000, and CEO in 2004.
On behalf of the company, he accepted a 2006 Ron Brown Award, a presidential award for corporate leadership.
Public policy work
He has served as a:
- member of President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation
- member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
- director on the board of Conservation International
- member of the Executive Board of CI’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business
- trustee emeritus of Cornell University