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Learning to Lead: What Executives Want from Their Communication Professionals with Kimberly Johnson

September 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Learning to Lead: what executives want from their communication professionals

Learning to Lead: What Executives Want From Their Communication Professionals

You’ve heard the saying, “working your way up.” Tulsa City-County Library CEO Kimberly Johnson did just that. Beginning her career as a library resource coordinator and now leading an organization that serves 600,000 people, Kimberly knows what it takes to be a leader and she thinks communication professionals should too.

At this program, you’ll learn:

  • What key traits leadership looks for in communications professionals.
  • How to increase your influence within your organization by demonstrating success.
  • Why the language you use with leadership is important to building credibility.


When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 12

Where: Tulsa Central Library


  • IABC Member fee: $25
  • IABC Non-member fee: $35
  • Student fee: $15

About Our Speaker

Kimberly Johnson is a life-long learner and advocate of literacy. She moved to Tulsa from the Bronx borough of New York, earning her B.A. from the University of Tulsa and a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma.

Johnson joined the Tulsa City-County Library in 1998, serving in many different roles including the coordinator of the African-American Resource Center at Rudisill Regional Library, manager of the South Broken Arrow Library, manager of the Hardesty Regional Library, chief innovation officer and chief operating officer. Then, in January 2017, Johnson was named chief executive officer of the Tulsa City-County Library system.

Johnson has received many awards and much recognition during her extensive career with the library. She is the recipient of Tulsa Business and Legal News – Women of Distinction Leadership Award. She has also received the Pinnacle Award in Education from the Tulsa Women’s Foundation and the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women.