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 edu- cation, 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 Universi- ty’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 Mary- mount 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.