Susan Johnson

Susan is a seasoned public relations agency professional, with a strong background managing strategic business-to-consumer and business-to-business communications that build brand reputation, value and support business objectives. As Director of Communications she helps enhance visibility for the mission and vision of WPEO as a well recognized and highly respected brand for WBEs, corporate members and all stakeholders.

Prior to joining WPO she owned her own consulting business, developing strategic creative marketing campaigns to give brands, services and nonprofits a distinctive personality and presence. Before that she was Director of Marketing and Public Relations for The Center for Arts Education, having held senior positions at global public relations agencies.

Susan has represented well known brands, helped startups come to market, and championed causes about which she cares deeply. Her work at Fleishman Hillard and Rowland Worldwide has been recognized with the industry’s highest honors, including a Silver Anvil from The Public Relations Society of America, a Creativity in Public Relations Award from Inside PR magazine and a Crystal Obelisk Award for Social Responsibility from Women Executives in Public Relations.

A graduate of the University of Denver with a BA in psychology, Susan was named a fellow of Columbia University’s Age Boom Academy and honed her social media skills at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.