Rod Johnson '80


I grew up in Mapleton, just 20 miles south of Mankato. I graduated from Minnesota State Mankato in 1980 and then worked in the Twin Cities for various companies, including US Bank, Wells Fargo and Merrill Datasite, in a variety of roles. My responsibilities included various management, strategy, M&A and global sales and service roles. In 2020, I retired as Chief Operating Officer. I have been involved with various civic and charitable initiatives. My wife Terri and I live in Lakeville and have three adult children and three grandchildren. I like to explore, imagine and find the potential and possibilities in organizations, initiatives and people!