PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the leading nonprofit medical centers in the United States, has named Janilee Johnson to the newly created position of chief communications officer. Previously, Johnson was chief communications officer and corporate vice president of corporate communications and public affairs for Motorola.
Johnson will be responsible for developing and implementing UPMC’s internal and external communications strategies, advertising and public and media relations activities for UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.
In her five years with Motorola, she was also corporate vice president and director of communications and public affairs for its network sector and vice president and director of communications and public affairs for its communications enterprise. Prior to Motorola, Johnson was vice president of public affairs, promotions and advertising for Telcordia Technologies, executive director in the executive communications and information division of NYNEX, and a special assistant and chief speechwriter for U.S. Secretary of Education, T.H. Bell, during the Reagan administration.