Marie Johnson Named Minnesota CEO of the Month

MINNEAPOLIS (Jul. 13, 2016) – C-Level Magazine Minnesota is pleased to announce that Marie Johnson was named the CEO of the Month for July 2016.

Marie Johnson had a successful career working in the automotive industry. She married a native Minnesotan named Robert Guion. Only nine months later, Guion suffered from a blockage of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery, which supplies the muscle of the heart – a condition often referred to as the “widow maker.” Johnson who had been using her husband as her subject for her doctorate project reflects on the whisper from God that pointed her towards something much greater.

“I used statistical data mining methods to try to find anything related to what killed him. Then one night I heard the whisper of God. I took the information I had and started working with other data from patients who had a blockage and were indicated to go in for angiogram. I knew I was on to something, but at that time I had no idea how much time and effort it would take to prove it,” she said.

She picked up her two children and moved to Rome, Italy to finish her studies. Upon completion nearly six months later, she returned to the U.S. and began working at the University of Minnesota. Though it has taken 14 years since the concept emerged to completion, her company, AUM Cardiovascular are finally thriving in the business of saving lives.

“The name of my company is AUM Cardiovascular. Aum is the ancient Sanskrit syllable that is linked to all sounds in all languages. In many ways, our heartbeat is like an unspeakable language that ties us to each other. I’ve devoted my life to learning this language.”

To read the entirety of Johnson’s feature, click here.

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