My

BIO

Work History
I am the founder and CEO of The Business Growers, a results-driven marketing firm based in Jackson, Mississippi. For nearly 20 years, I have led and managed marketing efforts for technology startups and global, multi-billion dollar businesses. I spent nearly half my career serving as a corporate marketing executive in the telecommunications industry before starting The Business Growers. My career focus is built around driving marketing ROI and developing strategies that lead to tangible success.

 

At The Business Growers, I have developed a proven, three-step Know, Grow, Scale™ framework to monitor business growth, evaluate marketing effectiveness and ensure businesses have the right components in place to grow.

 

Education

I graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in Communication Studies (emphasis in Public Relations) from Mississippi College. After Mississippi College, I earned a master of arts degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Alabama.

 

I was an public relations intern for Godwin Group in Jackson while at Mississippi College. At Alabama, I served as the advertising manager for the University of Alabama campus newspaper, The Crimson White.

 

Community Involvement

I served as the executive director of TeamJXN, a community effort to drive positive momentum Jackson, Mississippi. In 2016, I was honored as one of the "Top 50 Women in Business" by the Mississippi Business Journal (MBJ). In 2015, I was chosen as one of MBJ's "Top 50 under 40" in the state. 

 

I am a 2010 graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson (LGJ), a programs of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership. I proudly served on the LGJ Board of Directors as the marketing chairperson for four years. I also served on the Board of Directors for the Young Professionals Alliance (YPA) of Jackson for five years. Also, for five years, I supported communication and marketing efforts for Fondren Church as well as other non-profits throughout the state.

 

Personal Life

My husband, Jay, and I live in Jackson, Mississippi, where he serves as the worship director at The Way Church. We have two boys, Levi and Wyatt.

 

 

LAURA JOHNS