Carol Johnson, AlliedBarton Security Services
In April of this year, 2008 Women Worth Watching® Award Winner Carol Johnson was named president and COO of AlliedBarton Security Services.
Johnson joined AlliedBarton in 2010 as the firm’s senior vice president of client experience, following a successful career in the staffing industry. In her new role, she oversees operations and business development, creates and executes on strategies that deliver AlliedBarton’s high-quality service, and helps guide the organization’s growth.
She was named a Woman Worth Watching, while at Kelly Services, where she was senior vice president of corporate accounts.
“While hard work and commitment have earned me outstanding roles at many organizations,” says Johnson, “I was lucky enough to have strong bosses who became coaches and mentors, and helped guide my development. Each has understood that I am not a maintainer—I cannot be happy maintaining the status quo. I need that new challenge and new growth opportunity to stay relevant in my work, and to keep my passion for it from growing stale.
“In fact,” she added, “the most important advice I would give any woman looking to advance is to have those developmental conversations that can push you and change you—to be proactive about your career.”