Laura Johns joined Fuse.Cloud as vice president of marketing and corporate development in July 2014. Johns has nearly a decade of experience in the study and practice of integrated marketing. She has nine years of expertise driving marketing efforts for the utility and telecommunications industries, and extensive background in marketing strategy and implementation for technical products.
Prior to joining Fuse.Cloud, Johns drove marketing efforts for the electricity business line at Itron, a global utility technology provider based in Liberty Lake, Washington. Johns also served as the advertising manager for the Unversity of Alabama campus newspaper, The Crimson White.
She was honored as one of Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top 50 under 40” in 2015 and was selected as one of MBJ’s “Top 50 Leading Women in Business” in 2016. She currently serves as the executive director of TeamJXN, a grassroots effort to drive positive momentum in Jackson, Miss. She is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson (LGJ), a program of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership. Johns proudly served on the LGJ board of directors as the marketing chairperson for three years. She also served on the board of directors for the Young Professionals Alliance (YPA) of Jackson for five years. She attends Agape Church in Laurel, Miss., and currently supports communication and marketing efforts for the church.
Johns graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies (emphasis in public relations) from Mississippi College. She then earned a Master of Arts degree in advertising and public relations from the University of Alabama. Johns and her husband Jay live in Laurel, Miss., with their son, Levi.