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Stephanie Johnston

Stephanie Johnston

As editor in chief, Stephanie Johnston oversees Public Works’ print magazine, website, e-newsletters, and digital initiatives. Before joining the staff 10 years ago, she worked on publications owned by the American Bar Association, Associated Equipment Distributors, and agriculture-industry publisher Century Communications. In 2015, she became editor of Concrete Construction sister publication Concrete Surfaces. She has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and lives in a Chicago suburb. E-mail sjohnston@hanleywood.com or follow her on Twitter at @StephanieatPW.

Stephanie Johnston's Posts

How Come Federal Employees Get Such Great Retirement Benefits?

Yesterday I got a press release from a consultant who helps federal government employees understand their benefits. Apparently, they need it. Unlike most of us, they get a pension AND the 401K savings set-aside I thought was just for private-sector employees. Read more

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APWA Top 10 Leaders for 2016 APWA Top 10 Leaders for 2016

Leaders give advice on how to deal with elected officials. Read more

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APWA Top 10 Leader: Dena Mezger, PE APWA Top 10 Leader: Dena Mezger, PE

Advice: Be honest with officials, even when the news isn’t good. Read more

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APWA Top 10 Leader: Paul Wiegand, PE APWA Top 10 Leader: Paul Wiegand, PE

Advice: Clearly communicate your plan of action. Read more

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APWA Top 10 Leader: Clark Wantoch, PE, PWLF APWA Top 10 Leader: Clark Wantoch, PE, PWLF

Advice: Become the go-to person for when elected officials need help. Read more

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