Barbara Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Private Wealth Management, LLC. Previously, Barbara’s financial consulting tenure was at Morgan Stanley in Chicago, where she finished first, nationally, in their Reach for Excellence program, and facilitated the single largest lending facility for the BusinesScape Division at that time. During her successful tenure at Morgan Stanley, she brought more than $2 billion of business to Morgan Stanley’s fixed income, cash management, and investment banking divisions.
Barbara was 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. She was appointed to the Illinois Conservation Foundation board in 2012 by Governor Quinn, and then received a lifetime appointment to the Illinois Conservation Foundation board in 2015 by Governor Rauner and is currently serving as the treasurer. Barbara helped expand ICF's Youth Conservation Education Center, developed their membership program, and launched their "Ride of Your Life" campaign, while building awareness throughout Illinois about the importance of youth conservation education.
From 2009 to 2013, Barbara was an At-Large Board Director for Ducks Unlimited, during which she co-chaired the Conservation Programs Committee and was recipient of the 2009 “Wings of Innovation” Award for the development of Ecopraxis. Barbara also served on the board of the American Land Conservancy in San Francisco during 2008 and 2009.
Barbara’s leisure time includes family, 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.
John A. Machonga
John Machonga is the Director of Financial Planning. John, a Certified Financial Planner, has over 20 years of experience assisting clients in the areas of investments and financial planning. John joined the banking industry in 1980 upon earning his degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1983, he was selected to be one of the first Registered Representatives in the United States to work directly with bank clients, by INVEST at Talman Home Federal Savings, with their financial planning. He was the Financial Editor of the Southwest Sentinel from 1984 to 1989 and recently wrote the Your Money Matters column for the Biz News Chicago.
John has been heard many times on WJJG AM 1530’s radio program, Thoughtful Investing Makes Dollars and Sense. The show covered a wide range of topics including reviews of the economy and markets.
Matthew Migala is Director of Sustainable Investing. He earned his B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2012 and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Political Economy at the University of Chicago. Political Economy is an interdisciplinary program at the cross-section of Business, Economics, and Political Science.