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Gwinavere Adams Johnston, American public relations consultant. Recipient Athena award Colorado Women's Committee of C., 1999.


Johnston, Gwinavere Adams was born on January 6, 1943 in Casper, Wyoming, United States. Daughter of Donald Milton Adams and Gwinavere Marie (Newell) Quillen.


Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University Wyoming, 1966. Postgraduate, Denver University, 1969.


Editor, reporter Laramie (Wyoming) Daily Boomerang, 1965-1966. Account executive William Kostka Associates, Denver, 1966-1971, vice president, 1969-1971. Executive vice president Slottow, McKinlay & Johnston, 1971-1974.

President The Johnston Group, 1974-1992. Chair, Chief Executive Officer JohnstonWells Public Relations, since 1992. Denver art commissioner, since 2009.

Adjunct faculty University Colorado School Journalism, 1988-1990.


Board directors Leadership Denver Association, 1975-1977, 83-86, Mile High United Way, 1989-1995, Colorado Judicial Institute, 1991-2000, Denver's 2% Club, chair, since 1996, Spring Institute, 1997-2000, Lower Downtown Denver, Inc., Institute for International Education, 1998-1999, University Wyoming Foundation, 2000-2008, Wyoming Business Council, 2001-2006, Denver Athletic Club, 2005-2008, Altitude Research Center, since 2008, Colorado Busselch Committee, since 2009. Fellow American Public Relations Society (president Colorado chapter 1978-1979, board directors 1975-1980, 83-86, national executive committee Counselor's Academy 1988-1993, secretary-treasurer 1994, president-elect 1995, president 1996, professional award Distinguished Service award 1992). Member IPREX (president North America since 2005), Colorado Women's Forum, Denver Athletic Club (board directors), Denver Press Club.


Married Hassaram Rijhumal Johnston, September 26, 1963 (divorced 1973). Children: Gwinavere G., Gabrielle Suzanne. Married Donald Charles Cannalte, April 4, 1981.

Donald Milton Adams Quillen

Gwinavere Marie (Newell) Quillen

Hassaram Rijhumal Johnston

Donald Charles Cannalte

Gwinavere G. Johnston

Gabrielle Suzanne Johnston