Managing Director, Carmichael Lynch Spong
Julie oversees day-to-day operations for our PR division, Carmichael Lynch Spong, supervising staff in both Minneapolis and New York City.
She has received the profession’s highest honors for innovative campaigns that achieve uncommonly dramatic results. In the past four years alone her client work has won 31 awards, including four from PRWeek, 13 national Silver and Bronze Anvil awards and 13 local PRSA awards and one SABRE award. Her deep background includes strategic planning, media relations, special events, internal communications, cause branding, ideation and new product launch management.
Julie has also received personal recognition for her achievements, having been named a 2009 Forty under 40 honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and a finalist for the PR News Account Director of the Year. She was also honored as one of PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 for 2011, which recognizes PR professionals nationwide who exhibit innovative thinking, determination, and strong business results for their clients.
A member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Julie is a board member at the Minneapolis Community Capital Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to preparing the next generation of citizen leaders. She has also volunteered on the marketing committee for the Jeremiah Program, a community initiative helping low-income mothers to complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Previously, Julie was senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard and worked at Valentine Radford and Morgan & Myers Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism with emphasis in food science and public relations from the University of Missouri, Columbia.