Johanna Maska is CEO of GSR. For eight years Maska worked as Director of Press Advance for President Barack Obama, managing President Obama’s public image on trips for eight years across the United States and to 40 countries including extended tours of Asia, South America, Europe and Africa. She played an important role on both successful Presidential elections, starting in Iowa in 2007 and concluding in early 2015. Prior to that Maska worked in politics in Iowa and Kansas. Maska has since worked in media and technology and works now to promote positive global growth for brands.