About Us

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Experienced & Professional

We’ve supported and led communications for media organizations, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, and non-profit organizations for more than 100 years combined. Our bar of excellence is high, and we pride ourselves on surpassing it every step of the way.

Skilled & Passionate

We have the talent you need, and we love what we do. Strategic Planning. Media & PR. Crisis Communications. Brand Awareness. Social Media. Training Sessions. Communications Management. Our joy is helping you.


You matter most to us, and we’re here when you need us. Your goals, best interests and objectives are always top of mind in all we do. We are here to ensure your communications are world-class. We love to see our clients smile.


Sharise Johnson was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and attended college at Hampton University in Hampton, VA, where she majored in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. She has nearly 15 years of experience in communications, particularly in internal and external communications management, public relations, print, broadcast, and social media, serving Fortune 100 corporations and educational institutions.

Prior to founding SMJ, Sharise served as the Senior Director of Communications for a school district based in Texas. In this role, Sharise stewarded the district’s brand locally and nationally by spearheading an effective and innovative internal and external communications strategy. Additionally, Sharise served as the Managing Director of National Communications for Teach For America, a Communications Manager at Atlanta Public Schools and managed corporate communication strategy and implementation for major campaigns and announcements at AT&T.

Sharise currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and daughters, Faith, Grace, and Joy. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, kickboxing, yoga, spending time with family and friends, and participating in community service projects as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Sharise Johnson

Founder & Chief Excellence Officer

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