NEW YORK—Camille Johnston is joining Siemens Corporation as vice president, corporate affairs, effective September 7. Johnston, who currently works at The White House and serves as special assistant to the President and director of communications for the First Lady, will be a member of the U.S. leadership team and will be responsible for developing, leading and implementing a comprehensive and integrated media plan for Siemens Corporation.
According to Eric Spiegel, president and CEO for Siemens Corporation, "Our company's portfolio is well-aligned with America's priorities right now, and we believe our technologies can move the national agenda forward. This is a major reason why we are moving our U.S. headquarters to D.C., and why we are thrilled to have Camille's extensive communications and public affairs expertise to help us position Siemens more broadly in this country."
Prior to the White House, Johnston worked as a communications consultant for the Entertainment Industry Foundation on the Stand Up To Cancer campaign, the nationally televised fundraising special that aired simultaneously on ABC, CBS and NBC and raised more than $100 million for cancer research. From 2005 to 2008, she was senior vice president of communications for the Los Angeles Dodgers overseeing corporate communications, media relations, internal communications, publications, and broadcasting .
A veteran of the 1992 and 1996 Clinton-Gore campaigns, Johnston also served as communications director for Tipper Gore from 1999 to 2001, press secretary for labor secretary Robert Reich and education secretary Richard Riley and communications director for OSHA. After leaving the Clinton administration, Johnston joined Rodale, the largest independent publisher in the U.S., as vice president of corporate communications.