Centre News

Lea Stromire Johnson ’82 joins Board of Trustees


April 18, 2013 By Elizabeth Trollinger       
Lea Stromire Johnson

Lea Stromire Johnson ’82, of Charlotte, N.C., was chosen as the newest member of Centre’s Board of Trustees at the recent spring board meeting on April 11-12. Johnson was elected as a member of the Class of 2014, and her term as a board member is effective immediately.

Johnson is an attorney with Moore & Van Allen, one of the largest law firms in the Southeast, whose clients include numerous businesses, including ten of the 15 Fortune 500 Companies with headquarters in North Carolina. At MVA, Johnson’s primary area is banking. Johnson has been included on the North Carolina Super Lawyers list from 2010 to 2012.

Johnson is active with such organizations as the Girl Scouts of America, the Women’s Impact Fund, the Junior League of Charlotte, the Symphony Guild of Charlotte and Myers Park United Methodist Church.

Johnson graduated from Centre with degrees in English and government, and went on to earn a juris doctor from Vanderbilt University. As a Centre student, Johnson was a charter member of the Kappa Alpha Theta chapter at Centre, and she was also involved in Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta and tennis.

As an alumna, Johnson has served in many volunteer roles, including being a member of the President’s Advisory Council and working with Centre Regional Club Leadership, as well as serving on reunion committees.

Johnson lives in Charlotte with her husband, Stuart, and two children, Alice and Adam. Her brother, Scott Bohannon, is a member of the Centre College Class of 1991.



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