Director, LMF Board
Publisher, The Aspen Times and Associate GM, CMNM West
Samantha Johnston is the General Manager for Colorado Mountain News Media’s western Colorado mountain operations and Publisher of The Aspen Times. In her role at Swift Communications, she oversees all day-to-day operations for a seven-day-a-week newspaper and digital company, a shared copy and design desk that serves five daily newspapers, leads membership and philanthropic journalism efforts and oversees Colorado Mountain News Media’s western properties including Aspen, Glenwood, Steamboat Springs, Craig and Summit County.
She has more than 20 years of experience in media management, successful revenue generation strategies, human resources, organizational excellence and fundraising.
Sam’s career path includes media management, healthcare executive, political consultant, fire department lieutenant, and non-profit director, but local journalism has always had her heart.
Sam holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Colorado State University and an M.B.A. from Regis University. She lives in Aspen, Colorado with her rescue hound, Ernie.