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Brad JohnsonAssistant Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications

Department: Public Relations

Office: WB

Phone Extension: 2175

As Assistant Vice President, Director of Marketing and Communications at Asbury, Brad is responsible for all outward messaging for the University, including all University branding, advertising, social media, communications with news agencies and management of the Office of Marketing & Communications. This office publishes and distributes the Ambassador (alumni) and Viaticum (research and scholarship) magazines and is responsible for all content and design on the University’s official Web site ( and all social media outlets.

“The Asbury community is unlike any other and it’s a pleasure to help introduce students and their families to this truly blessed place,” he said. “It only takes a few minutes on campus to see the commitment of the faculty, staff and students to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. You see it in their faces, actions and service each and every day…it’s truly something special.”

With more than two decades of media and marketing experience, Brad came to Asbury after spending eight years as the director of publishing for IMG, America’s premier sports marketing agency. Prior to that he was a writer, editor and director at the Charlotte Observer newspaper, Q2 Media and TeamTalk multi-media services.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Brad has degrees in both Journalism and History from Indiana University, where he also played intercollegiate soccer. He lives in Lexington, Ky., with his wife, DeAnna, and they have two sons — Matthew (a 2017 Asbury graduate) and Niklas (an Asbury sophomore).

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