Portrait of Ben Johnson

Benjamin Johnson

Director of Media and Public Relations, The Ohio State University

Benjamin Johnson is the director of media and public relations at The Ohio State University, where he co-manages media relations for the Office of the President, develops a communications strategy for key university issues and initiatives, and serves as a university spokesperson. Prior to joining Ohio State, he spent five years as director of communications for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), where he led a combined marketing and communications office for a $3.7 billion state agency responsible for most of Ohio’s human services programs, including food and cash assistance, child protective services, child support, and unemployment compensation.