Teddy Johnston | Vice President
Teddy is a Vice President in Boundary Stone’s Los Angeles office where he advises a range of clients in the aerospace, advanced manufacturing and mobility sectors on their strategic communications and government relations needs. Most of the firm’s clients operate in heavily regulated industries and Teddy specializes in helping them develop creative solutions to pressing policy and public affairs problems. This could be as straightforward as executing on a traditional lobbying campaign but, more often than not, it requires a thoughtful blend of targeted outreach, stakeholder engagement, and leveraging an entire range of digital and traditional communications tools.
Immediately prior to joining Boundary Stone, Teddy served in the Obama Administration as Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker’s chief liaison to the business community where he oversaw a number of trade missions to key emerging markets including China, India and beyond. His exposure to the challenges American firms face in doing business overseas was previously deepened during his tenure as the Chief of Staff at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
Teddy is a veteran of the 2008 Obama campaign, where he worked as the campaign’s Florida Finance Director, and of several political campaigns before that. He holds master’s degrees from the University of Chicago (in the Humanities), Indiana University (in Public Policy), and a bachelor’s degree from Emory University. He is a native of Bloomington, Indiana and a proud Hoosier to this day. You can learn more about all of the above here.