As president of Carmichael Lynch Relate, Julie Batliner leads one of the most awarded public relations firms in the industry.
Batliner joined Carmichael Lynch Relate in 2005 from FleishmanHillard, and has since been fundamental to the agency’s growth, winning numerous new accounts, growing existing clients, as well as building notable partnerships via Carmichael Lynch.
She has earned industrywide recognition for her work, winning awards including PRSA Silver Anvils, SABREs and PRSA Classics, among others, on behalf of some of the most prestigious brands in the world. She also was named one of the Forty Under 40 by PRWeek and The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal recognizing professionals who exhibit innovative thinking, determination and garner exceptional business results for their clients.
Batliner has helmed numerous panel discussions on the unfolding future of the public relations business. She is a sought-after expert about the changes transforming the industry, providing frequent commentary in the pages of PR News and PRWeek, among others.
A bedrock partner to her clients, Batliner prides herself on providing counsel that anticipates ever-changing marketing needs with timely, creative and outstandingly successful work. This commitment was acknowledged with her selection as a finalist for the nationwide Account Director of the Year from PR News.
Batliner is also an active member of the community, serving on the board and executive committee of Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. She led the charge during the recent Minneapolis-hosted MLB All-Star Game, assembling a team of pros to staff a social media command center and cementing the model Meet Minneapolis will employ on an ongoing basis and for world-class events in the future.