JOAN HENDERSON (1956- ) joined Oklahoma Today magazine in 1994 as general manager and was named publisher in 1997, leading the magazine in winning hundreds of regional and national awards, including best magazine in 2010 by the International Regional Magazine Association, the Great Plains Journalism Awards, and the Society of Professional Journalists. A recognized industry leader, she serves on several national and international magazine association boards and is a frequent conference and webinar speaker. An avid photographer, her hand-tinted black and white photography has been featured in magazines, exhibits, and a permanent museum collection in Massachusetts. Prior to joining Oklahoma Today, she worked in the advertising and videodisc production fields in Austin, in multi-image slide production in Boston, and as a media specialist at Vo-Tech in Stillwater. She earned a bachelor’s degree in humanities at OSU in 1979. She was born in Yonkers, N.Y.