Johnson Controls employee earns recognition as top human resources professional

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Wichita Business Journal honors top HR professionals in the region

Brandi Richardson MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR, senior human resources generalist at Johnson Controls MILWAUKEE – (Oct. 11, 2017) –The Wichita Business Journal has announced the individuals who will be recognized in its annual Human Resources (HR) Professionals awards program. 2017 marks the fifth year the publication has honored the HR talent behind the most successful companies in Wichita, and this year’s honorees include Brandi Richardson MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR, senior human resources generalist at Johnson Controls.

Richardson has been with Johnson Controls for six years and working as an HR professional for eleven years. At Johnson Controls, Richardson is involved with leadership, communication, consultation, and relationship management on a regular basis.

“We are pleased to have Brandi be recognized as an HR professional who helps drive our company to success,” said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, unitary products group, Johnson Controls. “Brandi consistently demonstrates an ability to drive results in support of organizational objectives while maintaining a focus on the personnel whom she supports.”

This award is not the first time Brandi’s value has been recognized outside of the organization. In another example, Johnson Controls recently partnered with the Kansas Leadership Center and based on her future growth potential, Brandi was selected to participate in the first series of training sessions.

During Richardson’s time in the HR department, job growth has been a key focus. Employment at the Johnson Controls Wichita location has grown by 37.9 percent over the past 24 months, including a 21.8 percent increase between May 2016 and April 2017. This brings total employment at the facility to more than 1,600 people, who design, engineer and assemble residential heating and cooling products for distribution throughout the United States.

“Being on a team that helps create jobs that support people in the Wichita community is both rewarding and fulfilling." -- Brandi Richardson, senior human resources generalist at Johnson Controls

“Being on a team that helps create jobs that support people in the Wichita community is both rewarding and fulfilling,” said Richardson. “I also try to continue my support of the community outside of work through involvement with local charities like the United Methodist Open Door, Habitat for Humanity and The Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita.”

Richardson encourages healthy competition at the Wichita worksite through events such as the Steppers Challenge and Walk at Work Day. Brandi has also been an Ambassador and Leader for Wichita Weight Watchers for the past eight years, serving as a mentor and coach while teaching weight management skills to community members.

In addition to Richardson, two-dozen total Wichita-area human resources professionals have been named to the Top HR professionals list and were recognized at a luncheon for honorees. The 2017 class represents a variety of industries and company sizes. To view the complete list of honorees, visit:

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About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit or follow @JCI_Buildings on Twitter.

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Ryan Nolan
Global Public Relations Program Manager,
Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls