Joan Henderson was named director of the Travel Information Division in March 2016. She previously held the position of Texas Highways publisher. Henderson came to Texas Highways in 2014 from Oklahoma Today magazine, where she served as publisher for nearly twenty years.
Henderson is chair of the Conference Planning Committee and serves on the president's council of the International Regional Magazine Association. She also served for 10 years on the board of directors of the Magazine Publishers of America Independent Magazine Advisory Group (MPA-IMAG) and is a past vice president of the Oklahoma Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Henderson worked as an account executive for Tocquigny Design in Austin in the early 1990s and led an award-winning multi-image photography team in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1980s.
Born in New York and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Henderson graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts in humanities. An accomplished photographer, her hand-tinted black-and-white images have been featured in numerous periodicals and in photographic exhibitions in Oklahoma, Texas and Massachusetts.
Henderson was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2011.