Myrna Johnson

Executive Director

Myrna Johnson is Iowa Public Radio’s Executive Director.

Myrna has over 30 years of experience as a non-profit professional, including eight years in the government affairs office of National Public Radio, and service on the board of directors of KUNC-FM in Greeley, Colorado.  While at KUNC, Myrna played a significant role in KUNC’s successful 20-day $2 million campaign to purchase KUNC’s license from the University of Northern Colorado.  Prior to joining IPR in January 2014, Myrna built and led the government affairs office of the Outdoor Industry Association and served as executive director of the Boston Schoolyard Initiative, a major initiative by the City of Boston to revitalize and green Boston's schoolyards.  Johnson grew up in Ruthven, a rural community in northwest Iowa.  She has a B.A. from Wartburg College and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Myrna’s favorite public radio program is Weekend Edition Sunday.