Lori Johnston

"I am inspired by people who devote their lives to causes that benefit others."

MANAGING PARTNER

Lori Johnston - Managing Partner

Lori Johnston has more than two decades of expertise in the financial services industry and experience in small business ownership.

Lori joined A.G. Edwards in 2001, where she focused on socially responsible investing for individuals, families and organizations. After the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent mergers and acquisitions in the industry, Lori became an independent advisor; in 2009, she joined Boston-based Mayflower Advisors. In 2016, Lori and Jon Ellenbogan formed Impact Capital Strategies.

Prior to her financial services work, Lori was a successful entrepreneur who owned and operated two franchised Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream shops from 1997-2001 in Washington, D.C. She also served as President of the National Franchise Advisory Council at Ben & Jerry's from 1999-2000. During her tenure, Lori established a national partnership between the Ben & Jerry's corporate office and KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization that builds community playgrounds for disadvantaged youth nationwide. She also introduced a partnership between a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, the Latin American Youth Center, and Ben & Jerry's to purchase her Capitol Hill franchise to use as a job training source for local youth. In addition, Lori owned and operated Stompin' Grounds, an independent coffee shop that was integral to the early revitalization of the city's historic Eastern Market neighborhood.

Lori holds Series 24, Series 7 and Series 66 registrations. She is the Board Chair of The Corps Network in Washington, D.C. She attended New England College, where she studied politics and economics.

Lori enjoys kayaking, seeing live music, and spending time outdoors with her family and friends. She lives in West Roxbury with her wife, their three children, and two small dogs.

 

GET TO KNOW LORI

What are you reading now?

Hillbilly Elegy, Ethereum, Stamped From The Beginning– all at the same time!

What's making you think?

The rise of cryptocurrency and blockchain applications and the pros and cons of artificial intelligence.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Working closely with families and organizations over many years to help them realize their financial goals.

Who or what inspires you?

People who devote their lives to causes that benefit others.

What are you obsessed with?

Feeding the birds and growing the perfect tomato.

Any claims to fame?

Winning a road race in England while I was in college and sharing a hot tub with Ben and Jerry – the men, not the ice cream.

What are three things people would be surprised to know about you?

I learned blacksmithing at an adult summer camp, I can't stand listening to people talking on the radio – even NPR – and I never honk the horn.

 

CONTACT LORI

phone: 877-275-0705
email: Lori@ImpactCapitalStrategies.net