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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

Five Things I Learned on Summer Vacation (er, APWA Show) Five Things I Learned on Summer Vacation (er, APWA Show)

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. Read more

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Lose the Inferiority Complex Lose the Inferiority Complex

Our future leaders don’t fear the transparency that smartphones bring. Read more

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How Come Federal Employees Get Such Great Retirement Benefits? 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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A New Face at the Helm A New Face at the Helm

The American Public Works Association (APWA) will introduce a new executive director at its annual convention in Minneapolis this month. 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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