Zara Johnson to retire after 30 years with Cicero’s Development Corp.

Zara Johnson, who first joined Plainfield, Illinois-based Cicero’s Development in 1989 as office manager, will be retiring after 30 years with the company. Johnson will continue to share her talents at Cicero’s Development on the part-time basis, contributing in the areas of marketing, administration and accounting, to support her transition.

“Zara is respected and admired both inside our company and with our clients. Her exemplary work ethic, achievements and personal integrity have been admired throughout her distinguished career,” said Sam Cicero, president of Cicero’s Development Corp. “Zara personifies customer service which is rooted in her knowledge of commercial property renovation and business administration, in addition to her unwavering focus on details that earned her respect from clients, fellow employees and contractors.”

A vital team player that has helped to build Cicero’s Development’s business, Johnson most recently served as director of business development and under her tenure has been at the forefront of meeting the company’s evolving technology needs. In addition, she has successfully led the company’s human resources, accounts receivable and payable functions, the benefits program and critical elements of the safety program.

In her retirement, Johnson plans to spend more time with her family. She is also a breast cancer survivor, and will continue in her retirement to work in the community, speaking to other women about cancer screenings and offering emotional support to those who are battling this disease.