- Former Director of PR for Oklahoma's largest state agency
- Leadership, Management, Communication, and PR/Marketing Speaker
George Earl Johnson, Jr. speaks on business consulting and communication. He helps people to THINK and take correct actions in business and in life. Johnson brings four decades of higher education, military, government public affairs and business communications experience to the table. He served as Director of Public Relations and Director of Communications for 12read the rest
George Johnson is an entrepreneur in spirit, heart, soul, and action. He works daily with his family on several business ventures – GB Johnson, Inc., a leadership communications company; and Johnson & Associates, a product supply distributorship.
After a public service career spanning forty-four years, Johnson left government in 2010.
As an award-winning professional communicator in his last public position, Johnson worked in the Oklahoma Capital Complex for thirty years at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. During his tenure, he held a number of mass communications and public relations positions. The last sixteen years, he served as State Director of Communications for Oklahoma’s largest agency of government. He has been behind the scenes and at the heartbeat of almost every crisis communications situations affecting the state of Oklahoma since the April 1995 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma.
Johnson was Public Relations Director\Coordinator for three years at Oscar Rose Junior College (now Rose State College), Midwest City, Okla., before going to Human Services in 1980. While there, he also taught mass communications and journalism. He joined the Rose State executive staff in 1974. Concurrently, he was director of the college’s student publications and Journalism lab for three years. He is also an award winning professional photographer and chef.
Johnson was a Vietnam era veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He is heavily involved in his church, leading adult Bible study classes there for nearly two decades.
Johnson serves on the Board of Directors of Oklahoma Goodwill Industries, Inc., Alliance Healthcare’s Deaconess Hospital Systems, and the Executive Service Corps of Central Oklahoma. He is in his twenty-seventh year of service as a community investment volunteer for the board of directors of the United Way of Central Oklahoma.
Johnson has degrees, with honors, in journalism, mass communications and public relations; with minors in human relations, the sciences and business. He has extensive post-college training in business and leadership development. He’s a graduate of the Executive Leadership Academy, National Executive Leadership Institute, University of Oklahoma. He’s also a graduate member of Leadership Oklahoma City, Class XXVI.read less