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UT Tyler Adjunct Lecturer Delivers Keynote at Women’s Leadership Forum

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May 5, 2014

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

May 5, 2014

Gail D. Johnson, adjunct lecturer within the UT Tyler College of Business and Technology, served as the keynote speaker at the 2014 Brookshire Grocery Company Women’s Leadership Forum in Shreveport, La.

This year’s forum offered BGC partners a workshop focused on developing authentic leadership skills using professional branding techniques.

As the keynote speaker, Johnson presented an overview of professional branding showing attendees how to identify and communicate their own unique values in a professional setting. Along with her colleague and co-author Kelley Gerwig, she facilitated a two-day workshop to BGC’s partners focused on taking the concepts of professional branding from identifying and expanding their professional brand values through creating and presenting an effective elevator speech and “tell me about yourself” response.

Johnson is a respected businesswoman, small business owner and nationally recognized professional branding author and lecturer at UT Tyler. She has coauthored three books: Professional Brandicapped?, A New Brand You and !WONTUOTEG, a book that reveals clues to the personalities that can affect your professional brand and career. She is a frequently requested speaker at communication and leadership conferences and has presented professional branding and social media research papers to major academic associations including the American Business Communication and Academy of Human Resource Development.

She was awarded the AAUW Educational Foundation, Tyler, Texas, Branch 75th Anniversary American Fellowship and selected as the 2010-11 “Professional Woman of the Year” by the National Association of Profes­sional Women.

Johnson has taught management and critical thinking courses at UT Tyler since 2005. She holds a master of business administration from the University of Redlands.

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