• Students talking in the quad.
    A Brand is a Shared Belief
    Let your passion and impact be the story.
  • Researcher writing on a board.
    A Brand is a Strategic Diaglouge
    Let your passion and impact be the story.
  • Music Conducter
    A Brand is a Coherent Expereince
    Let your passion and impact be the story.
  • Event
    A Brand is Your Big Idea
    Let your passion and impact be the story.

Expertise and Attributes

I am a talented, skilled, and experienced marketing and communications professional with almost three decades of experience building and burnishing some of the most respected brands in higher education. My career trajectory spans three venerable brands — the University of Richmond, The University of Texas at Arlington, Emory University, and the University of Miami.


Creating brand strategies and executions that propel organizations forward and connect them emotionally and intellectually with key audiences.


Guiding organizations and colleagues to discover clarity, authenticity, and freedom in the pursuit of advancement and success.


Developing strategies for organizations large and small that align top priorities and objectives with highly desirable outcomes.


Leading, inspiring, and cajoling teams to always aim higher, collaborate as the default, and celebrate individual and group successes.


Getting to the heart and soul of an organization’s most compelling narratives and sharing those amazing stories with the world.


Creating dynamic web sites and integrated digital communications that lead to unparalleled experiences and memorable destinations.


Developing and branding signature events, experiences, and immersions that connect with key audiences and build enduring affinity and loyalty.


Knowing how to work effectively with CEOs, senior executives, governing boards, and committees to build trust, gain consensus, and achieve results.

For over 25 years P. David Johnson has been a strategic and creative lead on some of the most innovative, far-reaching, and visible brands for institutions that are dedicated to creating knowledge, pursuing innovation, and improving the human condition.

Gathering, managing, and nurturing enthusiastic creative partners and clients both in-house and far beyond.

P. David Johnson

A proven leader who turns ideas into solutions.

A talented brand builder who has led highly successful communications and marketing programs at Emory University, The University of Miami, and The University of Texas at Arlington.

An accomplished executive, team builder, and mentor who has deep expertise as a message architect, marketing strategist, creative director, digital and social communicator, design and editorial director, and technology and business manager.

More than 25 years of senior leadership experience in:

  • Marketing Communications
  • Brand Creation, Identity, and Design
  • Enrollment Management
  • Digital and Social Marketing
  • Web Development and Design
  • Market Research
  • Content Strategy
  • Event and User Experience Design
  • Fundraising and Campaign Marketing
  • Technology Planning and Integration
  • Community and Public Relations Initiatives

Utilizing well-honed skills in messaging, brand architecture, technical wizardry, project management, and an adherence to craftsman-like execution in all mediums, has allowed the best work to always be remain relevant, fresh, and coherent despite complexity.

Get in Touch

Feel Free to Drop Me a Line

  • 1101 Kenley Way, Richmond, Virginia, 23226
  • 804-629-9533
  • pdavidj@me.com