Sheri Johnson, VP of Marketing at McCownGordon honored with the Arthur E. Lowell Award
Sheri Johnson, VP of Marketing at McCownGordon Construction received the Arthur E. Lowell Award. This is the highest honor given by Kansas City International Association of Business Communicators. Named for the late Arthur E. Lowell, the first honorary lifetime member of the chapter, the award recognizes business communicators in the Kansas City area who have qualities of excellence, achievement and civic involvement. This recognition is given to the leading communicator in our region who is active in giving back, sets super high standards for work, mentors and supports professional development, and serves as a role model for our industry.
“We hired Sheri based not only on her expertise but her fit with our core values of integrity, performance and relationships,” said McCownGordon’s Chief People Officer, Nancy Whitworth. “She’s a role model to our internal team as well as in the community.”At McCownGordon, Johnson serves as a guide and mentor for not only the marketing team, but for all associates. She leads the overall marketing strategy and implementation for McCownGordon. Johnson joined McCownGordon in 2018 from Morningstar Communications where she spent 18 years and had most recently served as president. In that role she developed and led their strategic planning and managed the business development and account teams. She has worked on numerous national marketing campaigns and is widely regarded as an excellent collaborator.“It doesn’t surprise me that Sheri received this award,” said Ramin Cherafat, McCownGordon CEO. “She’s had a tremendous career and, during her time at McCownGordon, has made an amazing impact. Not only to our marketing efforts, but just as importantly, to our executive team.”
Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications and psychology from the University of Denver. She is active in the Kansas City philanthropic community serving on the boards of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City and Nonprofit Connect, and previously on the Alphapointe and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City boards. She was also a 2017 Kansas City Business Journal Women Who Mean Business honoree.