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Susan Clark-Johnson

Susan Clark-Johnson

Executive Director, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, College of Public Service & Community Solutions

Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Titles

  • President (Retired), Gannett Newspaper Division
  • Executive Director, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, College of Public Service & Community Solutions
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU

Biography

Susan Clark-Johnson (1948-2015) retired as President of the Gannett Newspaper Division in May 2008. Gannett is the largest newspaper company in the U.S. with 85 daily newspapers in the U.S. and a combined circulation of about 5 million. The Newspaper Division, which also includes about 100 websites and just under 1,000 weekly newspapers, shoppers and magazines, is the largest division of the Gannett Company.

Prior to being named Gannett Newspaper Division President, Susan Clark-Johnson was Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Newspapers, Inc., a position she held since August 1, 2000, when Gannett acquired Central Newspapers, Inc. (CNI).

In addition to her role as newspaper executive for Gannett, Sue stepped down as Chairwoman of the Newspaper Association of America in April, 2008.

She was a member of the board of directors of Pinnacle West, a member of the Council of Foreign Relations,served on the board of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), served on the Board for the Arizona State University, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and was active in Arizona community and civic affairs.

Education

  • BA, History, State University of New York-Binghamton

Reports

2011

Gammage, G., M. Stigler, S. Clark-Johnson, D. Daugherty and W. Hart. 2011. Watering the Sun Corridor: Managing Choices in Arizona’s Megapolitan Area. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University. (link )