Janis Johnson is Senior Partner, Marketing & Communication, for The Napa Group. She brings a diversified career as a strategist and practitioner who has built and managed communications teams and initiatives in complex nonprofit organizations and as a journalist with major news media.
For nearly 20 years Janis has been a senior executive and consultant in higher education, health care, fundraising organizations, alumni associations and community nonprofits and as communications counsel to executives and business leaders. As a Napa Group consultant, she helps leaders and organizations develop the internal and external communications programs to build market position and constituent buy-in and engagement. She also conducts best practice research, communications audits, and strategic plan facilitation and project management.
As Assistant Vice President for Constituent Communications in Georgetown University’s Office of Alumni and University Relations, Janis oversaw the award-winning mate- rials for Georgetown University’s $1 billion comprehensive campaign in the late 1990s. As Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles from 2001 to 2005, she was responsible for internal and external communications and a multi-year institution-wide rebranding initiative. Previously she was a staff reporter for The Washington Post and correspondent for USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, and the Boston Globe. She is a graduate of Duke University.