Sara Johnston

Account Manager

Sara is a seasoned communications professional with 10+ years of experience. As Account Manager at HKA, she develops, implements and oversees PR and marketing campaigns, helping clients to engage with targeted media and build brand awareness.

Prior to joining HKA, Sara worked at a Newport Beach-based public relations agency and supported two iconic automotive brands. In addition to providing overall PR support, she assisted in the creation and execution of specialized events and strategic programs for media and consumers. Sara also has supported the executive team of an innovative automotive startup, where she developed and managed communication strategies and client relations.

Originally from England, Sara has called Southern California home since the age of 10. In her free time, she enjoys traveling. Having visited 24 countries, she is always looking forward to her next opportunity to explore a new place. Sara is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics.

Q&A with Sara

Fantasy occupation
Formula 1 driver

A movie that never gets old

Weekends were made for
Attempting to sleep in and spending time with my family and friends

On my college dorm wall
Lots of photographs

Prized possessions
A lucky tiger whisker from a beautiful rescued tiger named Rashid (I’m serious!)

A song I don’t mind getting stuck in my head
Anything by John Legend

Give me an extra scoop of
Chocolate mousse

I would be a good game show contestant on
Wheel of Fortune

Brands I admire
Virgin Group, Beautycounter

Guilty TV pleasure
Handmaid’s Tale, Million Dollar Listing

I’m a fan of
A great burger and checking items off my many to-do lists

Favorite HKA core value 
Integrity. It’s just as important in my personal life and one of the fundamental values for success – in and out of the office.

I’m inspired by
Traveling to new places, passionate people