Marie Johnson is an educator, lecturer and a consultant, specializing in merchandising and consumer behavior, “Why do people buy”? Performance in the following fields of retail and the apparel industry with concentrations in: buying, store operations, marketing, merchandising, sourcing, product development, manufacturing, promotion, and advertising. Marie’s merchandising concepts emphasized “a differential advantage” and appearing in trade, local and national publications, and television featured interviews. A career that was employed by internationally known retailers, an entrepreneur of apparel manufacturing and a partner to Lester Hayatt, a noted designer that introduced” fashion camouflage” and accomplished some of the most innovative concepts to fashion in the US and international markets. Marie is a retired educator for, the New York City Public Schools.
Marie spends much of her time viewing and updating research and resources with emphasis in developing and emerging markets. Mentoring former students are at the forefront of her interests and activities. Supports and is an active participant to health and educational philanthropic events.