Julie is a full-time member of the Chick-fil-A team. She provides field support to the Atlantic and Midwest regions, promotes on-demand platforms and supports several special projects within Chick-fil-A, from subsidiaries to measurement and reporting. Additionally, Julie is part of our Multicultural Communications team.
She joined JS after almost three years with a boutique agency where she mainly worked on travel and tourism accounts. Her clients ranged from a luxury river cruise line to rugged state parks and lodges, but the common denominator was putting them on the map with strong media relations. Julie likes connecting with reporters and already has client placements from CNN, Travel & Leisure and The Globe & Mail to prove it.
Before beginning her official PR career, she was a marketing intern for UGA Press, a university publisher of poetry and fiction. She began there by publicizing advance manuscripts but wound up driving their social media strategy and content. Earlier, she interned long-distance for a small Ohio-based agency for lifestyle brands, lending a hand with content creation, media pitching and influencer research.
Julie earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, majoring in public relations. She also received a Certificate in New Media, following studies in digital technology. An avid reader, she originally thought she’d become an author one day, but discovered that the solo work ethic required did not align with her social personality. Once she found PR in college she never looked back – even charging across the ocean to study the world’s best marketing campaigns at the Cannes Lions Festival.
Born and raised in California, Julie moved to the Atlanta area with her family in the middle of high school. While she still roots for her hometown sports teams (go Dodgers), Julie has come to love Atlanta’s rich culture — especially its food scene, from Atlanta staples to hidden gems on Buford Highway. In her free time, you’ll usually find Julie planning her next trip, making specialty coffee at home or slowly tackling her pile of unread books.