Kulur Group Names First Chief Communications & Kulture Officer to Help Write Its Next Chapter

Houston, TX - Looking to add more color to the next chapter of its Communications playbook, Kulur Group, a diverse-owned national challenger brand agency that specializes in business brand reputation management and omni-channel marketing, announced today the appointment of Stephanie (Steph) Johnson, as its first Chief Communications & Kulture Officer.

Steph brings more than 20 years of unparalleled creative media, marketing, and communications expertise, having served in a variety of highly competitive and visible roles, including her early career in television as a journalist working for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and Good Morning America. Additionally, Steph served as a morning news anchor and reporter for 16 WAPT News, the ABC News affiliate in her home state of Mississippi. With a passion for healthcare and breakthrough science innovation, Steph went on to pursue a career in pharmaceutical sales at Eli Lilly, which led to future roles as Vice President of Communications, at Advocate Aurora Health; Vice President of Communications and Product Strategies at the American Medical Association (AMA); VP of North America Accounts at one of the nation’s leading tech PR Firms, Hotwire Global, and her most recent position as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Communications at the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Steph’s dedication to improving healthcare in America has garnered her national recognition, including features in prominent publications such as Essence Magazine and Ebony Magazine. She was also bestowed the honor of presenting the first Scientific Innovation award during Ebony Power 100 to the Black woman scientist behind the Covid 19 vaccine. Additionally, Steph has made appearances on notable platforms such as the Roland Martin Show and the Breakfast Club.

As Kulur Group’s new Chief Communications & culture officer, Steph will serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and leading architect of Kulur Group’s signature suite of Public Relations offerings, including brand building, brand reputation management, brand storytelling, crisis communications, issues management, and thought leadership. Additionally, Steph will oversee Kulur Group’s internal communications team–championing enterprise Kulture initiatives aimed at creating a cohesive link between internal and external Kulur brand enthusiasts.

"We're so incredibly excited to have Steph join the team. Her energy is unrivaled, and her record of demonstrated excellence is second to none," says Nicholas Love, Kulur Group CEO. "Innovation and creativity are critical skills in all aspects of our business, and these are skills that are always on display with Steph. While unique, we were very intentional with Steph’s title selection. As an agency, we are operating with a type of swagger that sustains an infectious positive energy rooted in courage and curiosity, and Steph’s national initiatives will be a reflection of that, and so much more. I'm honored to coach and work alongside such a unique and bright talent."

“My new role at Kulur, unlike any other, fully embodies every single life principle that I stand for, and I am both humbled and excited about the transformative journey ahead. Especially, our keen focus on challenging brands to be dual in their marketing and communications approach: not only winning amongst their target consumers on a personal level, but also winning in the way they fully show up for the diverse communities and cultures they serve,” says Steph. “This principle is highly personal and deeply infused into Kulur Group’s own ‘Kulture' that gives birth to new initiatives regularly aimed at supporting community-focused and diverse-owned businesses.”

A proud Summa Cum Laude graduate of (HBCU) Jackson State University, Steph brings a vibrant and complementary palette of skills to Kulur Group's Executive Leadership Team. Her appointment as Chief Communications & Kulture Officer and her unique blend of journalism, corporate communications, marketing, and public relations expertise will be valuable contributions to Kulur Group's continued growth as the premier firm for diverse-owned consumer and community-centric brands aimed at making the world a better place for everyone to thrive.

About Kulur Group
The Kulur Group is a diverse-owned, full-service challenger brand agency that helps brands communicate and market bold ideas and passion through rigor and discipline. Visit kulurgroup.com to learn more about how emphasizing diversity and being allergic to the plateau helps Kulur Group form influential communities that enhance brand reputation and relationships, resulting in significant growth and revenue.

Media Contact:
LeeAnah James
Public Relations Strategist, Kulur Group