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Jill Johnson

Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations


B.A. in Communications and Public Relations, Simpson College, 1985


This is my second go around at Simpson College. The first time was as a student where I had a great Simpson Experience, graduating with a degree in Communications and Public Relations.

My work study job while in college was in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations…the very same office (literally) that I now am in charge of! I’ve come full circle and am fortunate enough to be having a second amazing Simpson Experience.

Before coming to Simpson in 2011, I owned my own market research and strategic consulting firm that worked with clients across the country. Creating a brand new company from the ground up and succeeding for 16 years was very rewarding and taught me a lot about building and maintaining solid business relationships. It also meant a lot of travel which, if you travel a lot for business, you know can wear on you after awhile.

So when the opportunity to sell my company presented itself, I took it. At about that same time, the position at Simpson opened up and before I knew it, I was back in OMPR surrounded by the most talented, positive and fun group of people I’ve ever worked with.

I’m having the time of my life creating and developing a strategic marketing program for Simpson College which is not really work because everyone here, from the President to the professional grounds team, cares so deeply about helping students succeed and reach their full potential in life.

I’m happily married to my wonderful husband, and we have two handsome sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law.

I am blessed and life is indeed good.