Co Chief Executive Officer
Tom Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is shaping a growth strategy that builds upon Abernathy’s powerful heritage as a trusted partner to leading organizations in times of change.
Tom counsels CEOs, executive teams and Boards of Directors on all strategic communications matters, with a particular focus on special situations such as transactions, activist investors, crises, management changes and governance situations.
In line with the firm’s tradition of long-lasting client relationships, Tom has advised leading global public and private companies through a number of critical situations including; CBS Corp., Comcast, GCM Grosvenor, Hershey’s, JAB Holdings, Keurig Dr Pepper, T-Mobile, TPG, Sanofi, Starwood Capital Group and Truist. Under his leadership, the firm has grown to six offices across the United States and added several new practice areas to deliver clients unparalleled insight and execution on crucial matters, including public affairs, digital, corporate governance and enhanced research capabilities.
As a recognized leader in communications, he is frequently asked to speak at events and has been a guest speaker at the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, the Garrett Corporate and Securities Law Institute, the Equilar Board Leadership Forum and 13D Monitor’s Activism conference, among others.
He serves on the Board for the Volunteers of America’s Greater New York Chapter. Prior to Abernathy, Tom was editor-in-charge of Investment Banking and Finance for Reuters, where he also ran the M&A and IPO desks. Earlier, he worked at CNN Financial News and at The Daily Record newspaper in Baltimore. Tom graduated from Towson University.Contact