Nathan Renner-Johnson

Board Chairman and CEO

Nathan Renner-Johnson is Board Chairman and CEO of Dakota Consulting, a company specializing in innovative cybersecurity, software engineering, scientific research, and management and IT consulting services. Nathan is the son of Dakota founder, Lorraine “Lori” Renner, and succeeded her in leadership of the company upon her death in 2016. Mr. Renner-Johnson honed his leadership and business skills through nearly a decade of experience in theatrical arts management: delivering projects on-time and within limited budgets, developing strategies to address new and unusual business requests and helping organizations expand. He is committed to maintaining the principles upon which Dakota was built, including honest, accurate and timely services for customers as well as a supportive and flexible work environment for employees.  

Mr. Renner-Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Theater from Muhlenberg College.

Current favorite quote: “The most dangerous phrase in the language is, ‘We’ve always done it this way.” Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper