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.

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