Alice Houston and her husband founded Houston Johnson, Inc. dba HJI Supply Chain Solutions (HJI) along with their friend, Charlie Johnson, in 1994. Houston served as chief executive officer from 2005 until August 2020 when the reigns of the family business were turned over to her daughter and son-in-law.
HJI is a supply chain logistics company with clients that include Ford Motor Company, Yanfeng, Martinrea, the Brown-Forman Corporation, and Humana. Previously, Houston had a successful 15-year career working at the University of Louisville as assistant director of financial aid.
Houston has served on the University of Louisville’s President’s Council and the University of Louisville Foundation. She also serves on the boards of Simmons College of Kentucky; Evolve 502, Transit Authority of River City; 15K Degree Initiative; Greater Louisville Foundation, Impetus; and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Houston was honored as Louisvillian of the Year in 2008 and named University of Louisville’s Alumna of the Year in 2020 after stepping down from her leadership role.
Alice Houston received a master’s degree in education from the University of Louisville in 1975 and a bachelor’s degree in science from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1968. She also received an Honorary Doctorate from Spalding University in 2002.
Alice has three children and 15 grandchildren.
To learn more about her and the work of HJI Supply Chain Solutions, visit hjisolutions.com/