January 2011 Featured Businesswoman: Kelley Korous Johnson

During each month of 2011, the Women’s Business Network will feature a Utah Valley businesswoman who has demonstrated business excellence in areas such as leadership, community contribution, and innovation.  By identifying contributors from our community, we hope to learn from and network with other successful women as well as acknowledge success!  WBN’s past chair, Cynthia Gambill of Remedez, will be interviewing and introducing us to these outstanding women.

Kelley Korous Johnson

Kelley Korous Johnson is the Global Branding and Marketing Communications Director at Novell, where she manages a worldwide team responsible for internal and external global brand management, localization, and marketing communications. In this position, she directs the brand internationally, develops and implements company-wide brand standards and training, ensures quality standards for all localized and translated sales and marketing communications, manages customer communications, publishes a monthly online customer magazine with 34,000 subscribers, and assists in the management of the company’s global advertising.

Ms. Johnson has worked in many capacities throughout her 20 years in marketing. She has worked in the technology industry at WordPerfect and Novell and holds a bachelor’s degree in business with a marketing emphasis. Throughout her career she has had many opportunities to gain experience in international marketing, primary and secondary research and analysis, product management, events, and product marketing. 

Ms. Johnson is the current president of the United Way of Utah County Women in Philanthropy organization. She serves in her community as a Neighborhood Chair, is a member of the National Association for Female Executives and the American Marketing Association, and she recently became a board member of United Way of Utah County. Ms. Johnson was also featured in the Winter 2010 BusinessQ magazine article, “In a Glass by Itself.”

Ms. Johnson is a wife, a mother of two and a grandmother of four. She enjoys hiking and horseback riding, traveling, giving back to the community, and spending time with her family and friends.

To reach Ms. Johnson, email to kkjohnson@novell.com.

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