Founding Board Member, Director
Ms. Johnston serves as President, Quick-Service Restaurant Division at FAT Brands Inc. and is responsible for managing multiple strategic brand teams that oversee marketing, operations, research and development, training, communications, and customer service activities for Great American Cookies®, Marble Slab Creamery®, Pretzelmaker®, Hot Dog on a Stick® and Round Table Pizza®. She is responsible for helping grow the Quick-Service brands into category standouts through her leadership, consumer-driven strategic insight, and franchisee-first mentality.
Ms. Johnston has served as Chair, Maryland Board of Trustees and Chair, Executive Leadership Committee for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, championing a national retail program campaign that raised over $3 million for the charity, receiving IFA’s Enduring Value Award for Fundraising Impact, and creating a personal fundraising impact of over $500K to the Maryland local chapter. She has also served as Board President, Maryland Chapter for the Chron’s & Colitis Foundation, serving as a key mentor for the chapter’s Executive Director and helping to establish new corporate sponsorships resulting in a 55% increase in chapter fundraising revenues.
She holds a Bachelor’s in English & Communications from Boston College and an MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from Georgetown University, where she was awarded the Phillips Entrepreneurship Prize.