Jo Ann Johnston, ABC
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Ann is an award-winning, IABC Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) with extensive experience in social and traditional media, business writing and issues management. She’s provided strategic counsel and media relations support in the oil and gas, agricultural and higher education industries. Currently, she works strengthening community relations with the communications and public affairs team at Western University.
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.
- The President of IABC London serves as the chapter’s chief executive officer and primary spokesperson.
- The President presides over all board meetings; proposes policies and practices for the chapter; monitors the performance of Directors and Liaisons; appoints members to committees as required; and performs other duties as need arises and/or as defined in the bylaws.
- The President shall also serve as a chapter delegate to IABC International and to the board of the IABC Canada East Region, attending all Canada East Region meetings.