With more than 29 years a senior public affairs, marketing, crisis communications and media relations expertise, Edward currently serves as District Public Affairs Director for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Edward’s recent crisis communications deployments include hotspots in Eastern Europe, as well as the California wildfires and Hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Florence. Edward also deployed in support of numerous regional flooding events across the Midwest from 2015-2019.
Edward is an award-winning thought leader within the realm of U.S. army social media and crisis communications. He has served at all levels of Government, both in the U.S. and abroad. During his most recent overseas deployment, Edward served as the Senior Strategic Communications Advisor to the Ukrainian Minister of Defense.
Previous military and Department of the Army Civilian assignments include Bosnia, Kosovo, Italy, Germany, Iraq, Japan and South Korea. Edward has also providing Strategic Communications advice and training to members of European Parliaments, senior U.S. Department of Defense officials, foreign militaries and State Department Officials at U.S. embassies around the world.
His awards include 3-time winner of the U.S. Army’s highest award for Social Media Communications, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal, Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Commander's Award for Civilian Service and Superior Civilian Service Medal, with one oak leaf cluster.
Edward N. Johnson’s Session(s):
1:15pm - 2:30pm PT —