Jo Ann Johnston, ABC
Jo Ann currently works on strengthening community relations with the communications and public affairs team at Western University. She’s an award-winning, IABC Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) with extensive experience in social and traditional media, business writing and issues management. Throughout her career, Jo Ann has provided strategic counsel and media relations support in the oil and gas, agricultural and higher education industries.
Born in Montreal, Jo Ann grew up in Calgary and later moved to London, ON. Her career in public relations spans almost 20 years. Jo Ann has been a member of IABC since 2003, honored with two Virtuoso awards and previously served on the IABC London board as Virtuoso Director.
Jo Ann has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Communications in Public Relations from Mount Royal University. Outside her day job, she is an instructor at Western Continuing Studies and has been teaching business communication courses for over 10 years.
Follow Jo Ann on Twitter @JoRoJohnston, connect with her on LinkedIn, or if you want to see photos of her family, her art and the cities she visits, check her out on Instagram @fussyjo.