Carrie Johnson, Senior Communications Manager
and Editor-in-Chief

Carrie Johnson

Carrie Johnson joined the staff on February 22, 2021 as the senior communications manager and editor-in-chief. She comes to us from the Association of American Colleges and Universities where she served in various communications and marketing positions. Carrie has more than 15 years of experience managing communications teams at nonprofit organizations. She works on content published in both print and digital formats, and has experience leading branding and messaging campaigns, as well as communications audits and other large projects. Carrie is an experienced media spokesperson. She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Otterbein University in Ohio, where she is from originally, and a master’s degree in public communication from American University. In 2018-2019, she served as the pro bono co-chair on the board of directors for the Washington Women in Public Relations group. She continues to volunteer as a member of the WWPR Pro Bono Committee. Carrie lives with her twin sister, Beth, in Rockville, very close to the new HLAA office.