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Chris Johnson Chair

Chris Johnson has devoted her life to the deep listening that underpins ‘what matters most’ in people’s lives.  She’s passionately committed to cultivating exemplary leaders, collaborative teams, healthy workplaces and engaged, thriving communities. An experienced psychologist, teacher and leadership coach she’s known for creating trust with those who value her honesty, deep listening and commitment to their success.

When she’s not working, Chris is likely either making art, gardening, or at the aikido dojo where she practices and teaches the art of peace.

Monica Lopez


Marketing Chair

Monica Lopez Gonzalez is an experienced C-suite executive with over 20 years of driving global brands through growth and transformation. She has held roles such as Chief Marketing Officer at Fellowes Brands and Vice President of Global Marketing at Stanley Black & Decker, showcasing her expertise in marketing, financial acumen, and digital innovation.

From her Mexican roots as a first-generation college graduate to a global executive, Monica values governance, strategic oversight, and the power of business to drive social and economic development. She has managed portfolios worth up to $15 billion and led digital and retail transformations that significantly increased ROI and market share. Her leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion programs has enhanced organizational culture and innovation.

Monica's forward-thinking approach and ability to navigate complex global markets make her an asset to any organization. Passionate about Conscious Capitalism, she champions business practices that create long-term value for all stakeholders. With extensive experience advising not-for-profit boards and a commitment to lifelong learning, Monica is equipped to create sustainable, positive impact on communities and markets alike.

RJ Pahura


Strategic Development

RJ Pahura leads up Strategic Development at Conscious Capitalism, bringing over two decades of strategic innovation and transformative leadership. Known for his visionary approach and ability to foster operational efficiency, RJ is adept at converting innovative ideas into impactful realities. His expertise in nurturing connections aligns seamlessly with Conscious Capitalism’s ethos of trust, alignment, and compassionate engagement.

RJ's leadership style, marked by curiosity, integrity, and an inclusive approach, resonates with the organization's commitment to diversity, ethical conduct, and organizational learning. His background in building bridges across diverse groups, catalyzing significant funding initiatives, and fostering open, honest dialogues embodies the principles of Conscious Capitalism. 

Originally from Kansas City, RJ now calls Chicagoland his home of over 15 years. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. 

Cassandra Quinn



Cassandra Quinn (she/her) partners with socially conscious organizations, empowering them to achieve sustainable growth and profitability. Her 11+ years of business ownership, coupled with unique professional experience across a wide variety of industries, now helps her create growth, stability, and satisfaction within other businesses.  With expertise in optimizing teams, sales, and operations, Cassandra specializes in creating positive, supportive work cultures and creates innovative solutions and comprehensive growth strategies for her clients. Her approach prioritizes a triple-bottom-line framework where success is measured by People, Profit, and Planet. By balancing these priorities, she helps businesses achieve long-term success while creating a more joyful, fulfilling, and sustainable world for all.  In addition to serving on the Leadership team for CCC, Cassandra is a proud Goldman Sachs 10KSB Alumni Ambassador and member of the Trusted Advisors Council. Discover more about Cassandra's experience and work at

Addie Peper



Addie Peper is the Cultivator of Connection at Envision IT, an organization focused on enriching the lives of their stakeholders through technology optimization. With her growth mindset, creativity, and passion for conscious business she continues to strategically push the envelope with B2B marketing. She is a thought leader with a track record of effectively delivering on go-to-market strategies with differentiated branding, growing brand-awareness, and customized and catalyzing social media approaches. Beyond her professional sphere, Addie’s artistic spirit extends to crafting small-batch candles and culinary exploration, embodying her quest to foster connections through creativity. When not actively cultivating connections, she can be found exploring in nature whether it be on a local hike or adventuring to new landscapes.

Dru Shockley

MarCom Associate Chair -Events and Programs


Dru Shockley calls his mission The 100 Year Itch, that urge to make such a positive splash the ripples continue 100+ years. He explores and exploits business passions via his web-dev company Call To Action Alliance. 

B.S. in Journalism led Dru to work 9 years within AT&T/Lucent/Avaya editorially supporting train-the-trainers. Post Telecom Bust, he reinvented himself as a web designer.

He's lived mostly in Colorado where the outdoors, volunteerism, networking and community captivated him. He built an event called Boost Biz Ed: 5 chapters, 3 states, 2/month, unique speakers. 

After spans in OR and SoCal, Dru moved to Chicago in 2021. Loving the urban/ ethnic vibe, Dru further leverages strategy and technology for long-game, sustainable prosperity.

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