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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter at @StephanieatPW.
With new executive director Scott Grayson on board, the American Public Works Association’s annual convention hummed with new energy. Here are just a few things I learned, in no particular order.