John G. Clemons

Founder & Principal Consultant | Clemons Communications

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Huntersville, NC


Strategic employee communications and engagement, executive communications, change management, diversity and inclusion communications, M&A, community relations, volunteer leadership and management 

John Clemons has built his professional credibility, reputation and experience through a wide range of award-winning, strategic employee communications and engagement programs. A former journalist and magazine editor, John has worked in management and as an executive for a number of Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Marriott International, Raytheon Company and Walmart. His nonprofit experience includes serving as Interim Executive Director of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and Vice President of Communications at The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Clemons is the founder and principal consultant of Clemons Communications which provides unboxed communication solutions to meet clients’ communication needs and challenges. Among his clients have been AARP, Diversey, America Online and several small businesses.  


John has won numerous awards for internal communications programs and creative projects from the IABC, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Women in Communications. Clemons served as Chairman of the IABC International Executive Board from 2001 – 2002. He is professionally accredited with IABC and PRSA. In 2012, he was named an IABC Fellow, recognizing his many contributions to the communications profession. Clemons received his Bachelor’s degree in news journalism and Master’s degree in communications management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.