CBCA Elects Gwin Johnston to Board of Directors
Friday, 12 June 2009 15:45

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA), has elected Gwinavere A. Johnston, Chair and Founder of JohnstonWells Public Relations, to its Board of Directors. CBCA is a 501(c)(3) with the mission to serve as a catalyst for Colorado’s business community to leverage the arts for economic vitality.

Deborah Jordy, CBCA Executive Director, comments, “Gwin is well known for her support of the arts, creative industries and the direct impact they have on economic development. She is a highly respected and committed professional and CBCA is privileged to have her leadership on our Board.”   

Johnston founded JohnstonWells Public Relations in 1971. She is a Fellow of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), a founding board member of the Council of Public Relations Firms, and currently the American president for IPREX, a global partnership of independent public relations firms. Johnston serves on boards of directors for the Altitude Research Center at the University of Colorado, Two Percent Club and the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences. She is a member of the Colorado Women's Forum, Denver Press Club, Arthur W. Page Society and numerous other community organizations.

She was the first person to be honored as Citizen of the Year by the PRSA Colorado Chapter. She also received the Outstanding Alumna award from the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences in 2001, the 1999 Athena Award from the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the PRSA Colorado Chapter in 1992.

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) is a catalyst for Colorado’s business community to leverage the arts for economic vitality. CBCA is a member organization of leading companies that have a philanthropic commitment to the arts and recognize the link between cultural vitality and creative and innovative success. Over 130 metro area businesses, representing 75,000 employees, are members of CBCA. Established in 1985 by local business leaders, CBCA is now an affiliate of Americans for the Arts and formerly of the National Business Committee for the Arts founded by David Rockefeller in 1967. www.cbca.org