ATLANTA, April 11, 2023 — The High Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Natali Johnson has joined the Museum as the director of communications. Johnson leads the teams responsible for marketing, advertising, public relations and digital and print communications.
Johnson comes to the High from Warner Bros. Discovery, where she served as vice president, program and brand marketing, overseeing marketing campaigns for original programming and spearheading brand execution across the TBS, TNT and truTV networks. She also led cross-divisional marketing initiatives for Warner Bros. Theatricals, DC Comics and HBO Max. Johnson joined the company in 2007 as a research analyst and was promoted several times during her tenure, holding manager, senior manager and director positions within the brand marketing team. Some of her most notable work includes the Clio award-winning “Turn NYC Orange” campaign for the late-night series “Conan” and basketball court renovations with visual artists for “The Last O.G.” Prior to joining Warner Bros. Discovery, she held marketing positions at Cox Communications, Panera Bread Company and the Peabody Awards.
“We are very excited to have Natali join the High as a member of our senior leadership team,” said Rand Suffolk, Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director. “She comes with a proven track record of developing data-driven strategic communications to build audience, increase brand awareness and foster customer trust. She will be a wonderful asset to the Museum as we continue to grow and serve our diverse community.”
“I’m honored to join the world-class team at the High Museum of Art,” said Johnson. “The way that the High has nurtured a deep connection between its exceptional offerings and the city of Atlanta has been truly inspiring. I’m excited that I now get to champion its unparalleled brand story, connect with audiences in a way authentic to the community and grow the next chapter of this legendary institution.”
Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia and currently serves on its AdPR advisory council. She has volunteered for numerous nonprofits including Spotlight on Art, the Center for Puppetry Arts and youth organizations in Atlanta. An Atlanta native, Johnson lives in Buckhead with her husband and two children.
About the High Museum of Art
Located in the heart of Atlanta, the High Museum of Art connects with audiences from across the Southeast and around the world through its distinguished collection, dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and engaging community-focused programs. Housed within facilities designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High features a collection of more than 18,000 works of art, including an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American fine and decorative arts; major holdings of photography and folk and self-taught work, especially that of artists from the American South; burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, new media and design; a growing collection of African art, with work dating from prehistory through the present; and significant holdings of European paintings and works on paper. The High is dedicated to reflecting the diversity of its communities and offering a variety of exhibitions and educational programs that engage visitors with the world of art, the lives of artists and the creative process. For more information about the High, visit www.high.org.
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Marci Tate Davis
Manager of Public Relations