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Nate Johnson '90

Talent Acquisition Manager at Caterpillar

Nate Johnson graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1994 with a BA in Communications. During his time in Lambda Chapter, he served as the chapter Historian and the Rush Chairman. As an alumnus, he served as a Chapter Advisor from the late 90s to early 2000s and has maintained his role as President of the TKE Lambda Chapter Foundation since 2019. He is also a Board Member for the Lambda Chapter Building Corporation. During the first several months of the pandemic, Nate helped to set up and MC the virtual happy hours with alumni to build engagement. 

With over 26 years of experience as a Human Resource professional, he currently works at Caterpillar as a Talent Acquisition Manager leading a team of Talent Advisors who ensure Caterpillar’s Construction Industries segment is attracting and securing the best talent. Notably, Nate had led the development and deployment of a global diversity and inclusion program known as Breakthrough Leadership – Men as Allies which aims to build an inclusive culture that retains and attracts the best talent to Caterpillar. Throughout his career, Nate has developed and executed talent acquisition strategies for a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, financial services and manufacturing. After a number of years out of state, Nate now lives in the Madison area with wife Kristin.