Dick Johnson is a financial communicator with 35+ years of experience. He is president of Johnson Strategic Communications Inc., an investor relations and corporate communications firm, sponsor of this blog.
Dick’s first love, professionally, is writing – and the financial markets are a second passion. He was a writer and editor at The Kansas City Star for 17 years, so he has a sense of how the media work.
On the corporate side, Dick did investor and media relations in the 1990s for a US-based global pharmaceutical company and then an EU-based pharma company. Since 1997, Dick’s firm has helped companies in industries as diverse as biotechnology, energy and banking tell their stories to financial and other audiences.
A longtime supporter of the National Investor Relations Institute, Dick is a former president of NIRI’s Kansas City chapter and received a chapter leadership award for 2009-2010. He is a board member of the Association for Corporate Growth Kansas City chapter and is active in Financial Executives International and KansasBIO.
Johnson Strategic helps clients design the best strategies for investor relations and corporate communications; write persuasive Web content, articles, white papers or presentations for financial and other audiences; and market to specialized audiences through targeted media relations.
Dick graduated from Princeton as an Economics major and earned an MBA from Rockhurst with a double focus in Finance and Management. In 2008, he completed the University of Michigan’s advanced seminar in investor relations.
You can reach Dick at Johnson Strategic by email or phone 913.649.8885.