Marc Johnson, vice president of corporate communications at Meta and digital strategy pioneer, will deliver the keynote address at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Spring 2022 convocation.
The ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of 470 graduates, including members of the 2020 and 2021 classes who couldn’t receive their diplomas in person due to the pandemic.
Johnson, an award-winning 20-year veteran in communications, is known as a devoted public advocate and transformative leader who has contributed his global strategy skills to various projects in the public sector. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in helping to reshape the way companies approach digital strategy.
“Marc Johnson has established himself as an respected leader in the communications industry. He is an expert in digital strategy and using data to help companies and organizations develop an authentic brand voice,” said Cronkite School Dean Battinto L. Batts Jr. “We look forward to hearing him share his knowledge, life experiences and expertise with our Cronkite School graduates.”
In his current position at Meta —previously Facebook— Johnson manages various critical communications functions. He has influenced a number of large-scale initiatives, including the rebrand from Facebook to Meta, organizational changes and media relations connected to company earnings disclosures and acquisitions. He also works to empower employees to become more informed advocates and drivers of the company’s mission.
Before joining Meta, Johnson held several positions with APCO Worldwide, an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy, working his way in 12 years from senior associate to managing director of the firm’s New York City office.
Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Mass Media Communication from Hampton University. He is an active board member with America’s Charities, Gideon’s Promise, and the Hampton University Scripps-Howard School of Journalism and Communications. He was named to PRWeek’s 40 under 40 list in 2015 and was ranked fifth on The Observer’s PR Power List in 2020.