David L. Johnston | Digital Summit DC

David L. Johnston

Head of Social Media
U.S. Department of Defense
David Johnston - U.S. Department of Defense

For more than 20 years, David Johnston has blended words and images in order to tell important stories. He began his career in the corporate and nonprofit fields, working in multiple marketing disciplines, until joining the federal government in 2003. During his time in Washington, David has served five federal agencies, developing award-winning social media campaigns and communication initiatives. He’s worked with multiple government organizations to promote social customer care as a way to improve the citizen experience. Currently, David leads the social media team at the Pentagon for the United States Department of Defense. In addition to his role as a civil servant, David serves as the Director of Media for a national nonprofit dedicated to helping children in need. In his spare time, he is an avid traveler, aspiring chef, and fan of all things automotive.