CHICAGO—GolinHarris has promoted Judy Johnson to president of its Western region, a new position. Johnson, a 16-year veteran of the agency, most recently served as Western region managing director.

In her new role, Johnson will continue to lead the agency’s operations in the West, which include full-service offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County and a satellite office in Seattle. In addition, Johnson will be responsible for growing existing client relationships, new business development and managing the integration and evolution of the agency’s g4 model.

Johnson has served as a counselor to clients including the California Avocado Commission, Dole Food Company, Farmer John, McDonald’s and Toyota.

Prior to joining GolinHarris in 1997, Johnson worked for Fleishman-Hillard and Manning Selvage & Lee and served as public relations manager at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center. She began her career as a news writer.