Nancy Johnston

Nancy F. Johnston

Senior Associate Director, Corporate Relations, Chicago Booth

Nancy Johnston is the senior associate director, corporate relations at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she works collaboratively with Booth and university internal partners to build school and university-wide strategic partnerships with corporations. Previously, she worked for Chicago Booth as associate director of Career Services to provide coaching and career management support to Evening MBA, Weekend MBA, and Executive MBA students, and alumni. She also facilitated programs for these audiences to enhance their career development process and industry knowledge.

Johnston serves as a strategic advisor to TripleW Forum—an organization that provides a platform for women in all stages of life and career to transform their innate strengths to benefit themselves, their organizations, and their communities. She has facilitated numerous workshops and retreats with this organization. Johnston has worked as a career transition coach since 2005, primarily with corporate executives and individuals exploring new ways of working as consultants or entrepreneurs. She has worked with Right Management in their career transitions practice, and as an independent consultant. Johnston’s clients have ranged from corporate executives to entrepreneurs to small business owners who find her to be a trusted advisor providing strategic direction and focus, with an emphasis on execution.

Throughout her career, Johnston has served in a variety of marketing management roles. She has been responsible for developing and executing marketing strategy for several leading providers of software solutions targeting Fortune 500 companies and large financial institutions.

Johnston received her master’s degree in counseling and organizational psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. This supplements her strong business education, which includes an MBA in marketing and finance from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Loyola University.