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Barbara Johnston

SVP / Management Supervisor

Account Service

Office: Oklahoma City

Joined: 1991

Barbara has served as the management supervisor on the Oklahoma Tourism account since joining AM. She has extensive experience in the tourism category. She was one of only three elected delegates to the White House Conference on Travel and Tourism from the state. Leaders from the Oklahoma tourism industry selected her for this honor. Barbara has also attended 13 annual ESTO meetings. In addition, she has been a board member of the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association (OTIA) since 1992.

Barbara has managed other accounts for AM, including BancFirst, American Indian Cultural Center & Museum, Chickasaw Nation, St. Anthony Hospital, The Oklahoman, Gaillardia, Fred Jones, Oklahoma Sports Commission, Oklahoma RedHawks, Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Medallion Hotel, the Greater OKC Chamber of Commerce, ArtsPower, Red Tie and Quartz Mountain Resort.

Before joining AM, she was management supervisor on the tourism and recreation account while at Runkle-Moroch from 1987–1991. She spent 12 years at Runkle-Moroch (formerly Lowe Runkle Company) working on a variety of accounts, including McDonald's, Woolaroc, Kerr-McGee and Metro Tech

Barbara began her career in the tourism industry. She first worked at Bozell & Jacobs, where she was assigned to the Oklahoma Parks and Resorts account

She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.