S6-A An Elephant in the Room: Faith at Work (A “Business Case” for Religious Employee Resource Groups in the Workplace)
About Kent Johnson
Kent Johnson is a Senior Counsel at Texas Instruments Incorporated, specializing in the legal fields of product liability, antitrust, medical/FDA law, government transactions, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances. A member of the Texas and American Bar Associations, Kent graduated with honors from Dartmouth College in 1974 and from Villanova University School of Law in 1977, and also studied at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Diplomacy.
After four years n private practice, he joined the general counsel's staff at Texas Instruments, where, in different assignments over the years, he's had responsibility for legal support of almost all of TI's businesses and business functions, including all of its semiconductor operations, consumer products, computing and materials businesses, and its marketing, sales, purchasing, ethics and quality functions. He helped found the Christian Values Initiative (an official Diversity Initiative of Texas Instruments). A passionate advocate of diversity in the workplace, Kent is a past Chair of Texas Instruments' Diversity Network, consisting of all the company's diversity initiatives. Kent helped launch the ""Customer Focus"" efforts of the TI Diversity Network in an effort to apply TI's diverse resources to the enhancement of worldwide customer satisfaction. Outside the company, Kent has served on governing boards of private schools and churches, and is a frequent speaker on the topic of faith in the workplace