Entrepreneur, Community Advocate, Host, Speaker
Lorraine Cochran-Johnson is a native of Greenville, Alabama and an nineteen-year Georgia resident. Lorraine attended Troy University where she received a B.S. Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice; a M.S. in The Administration of Criminal Justice; and, received the M.P.A. in Public Administration with a concentration in Economic Development and Grant Writing from Auburn University before attending John Marshall Law School. Lorraine is the current Commissioner Elect of DeKalb County Super District 7 following a run-off on July 24, 2017.
As a professional Lorraine spent over a decade at Creative Loafing Newspaper. An entrepreneur, Lorraine founded
Salons Unlimited Magazine, a publication that started with 5,000 print issues in Atlanta and grew to a 56,000
circulation in 31 U.S. cities in three years before being sold in 2010. In 2009 Lorraine became a founding member
of United Front Media, a premiere film and visual media company specializing in content development where she
produced commercials for the City of Atlanta, MARTA, KIA and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. In 2015
Lorraine joined Real Times Media as the General Manager of the Atlanta Daily World Newspaper, where she
oversaw the direction of Georgia’s oldest African-American newspapers. In 2017 Lorraine launched
De Louise-Lorraine Fine Frames, an eyewear company specializing in luxury optic frames. With unique design
construction and unsurpassed quality De Louise-Lorraine is worn by celebrities and discerning clients across the
globe and expands its consumer base daily.
As a professional, Lorraine has studied leadership, human motivation, and marketing extensively.
Socially conscious, Lorraine is a motivational speaker who has facilitated and led numerous discussions
on diversity, women in business and leadership. A major advocate for self-help, Lorraine incorporates
basic principles, traditional theory and Biblical based knowledge to deliver powerful presentations and
workshops designed to motivate,inspire, and unite listeners.
Weekly, Lorraine can be seen on DeKalb’s PDS-24 television show Engagement Now where she functions
as moderator and works with show producers to develop content on issues relevant to modern education.
The wife of Ret. Lt. Col. William H. Johnson, III and the Mother of Martin Luther King Jr. High School
International Baccalaureate student Zion Cochran, Lorraine values family and community above all else.